London: The Biography of a City

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Penguin Books, 1980 - History - 290 pages
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Christopher Hibbert presents the many faces of London - from its beginnings as outpost of the Roman Empire through to today’s modern, thriving city - in a fascinating and vivid account of the life and times of one of the world’s truly great cities.

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A good read, though the history ends in 1968! Really enjoyed this one, as well as his biography of Rome. Read full review

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Interesting views of the various different cities within London: London the city of churches, London the city of actors, butchers, merchants, etc. Not a straight history, but each chapter focuses on a ... Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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