The London Encyclopaedia

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Macmillan, Mar 23, 2010 - History - 1116 pages
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The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in more than 10 years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organized alphabetically, cross-referenced, and supported by two large indexes--one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general--and is illustrated with more than 500 drawings, prints, and photographs. Everything that is important in the history and culture of London is documented, whether vanished or extant, from its first settlement to the present day.

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London is too big to fit within the covers of a book. An obvious statement, since it's a city. But London is too large -- in area, in population, in length of history -- for any tome to cover it fully ... Read full review

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According to Dr. Samuel Johnson, "When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.'' In many senses this fine reference work confirms Johnson's oft ... Read full review

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Authors John and Julia Keay are editors of this third edition of Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert's masterpiece on London.

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