The London Encyclopaedia

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Macmillan, 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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I bought my first copy of this encyclopaedia 20 something years ago. It is a joy to now have the updated version - it makes you realise how much some things change!!! No mention of the London Eye, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Christopher Hibbert, an Oxford graduate, has written more than fifty books, including Wellington: A Personal History, London: The Biography of a City, Redcoats and Rebels, and The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He lives with his family in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England.

Ben Weinreb, father to photographer Matthew Weinreb, is co-author of The Encyclopaedia of London and owns an internationally renowned architectural bookshop next door to the British Museum.

John Keay is the author of four acclaimed histories: 'The Honourable Company', 'Last Post', about the imperial disengagement of the Far East; the two-volume 'Explorers of the Western Himalayas' and 'India: A History'. His books on India include 'India Discovered', 'Into India' and 'The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India was Mapped and Everest was Named'. John Keay is married with four children, lives in Scotland and is co-editor with Julia Keay of the 'Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland'.

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