London Villages

Explore the City's Best Local Neighbourhoods

Author: Zena Alkayat

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011486

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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There are dozens of tucked away ‘villages’ in London, from Columbia Road to Clarendon Cross. These small, locally-known enclaves give the capital its inimitable character. Featuring thirty of the most unique and vibrant neighbourhoods in London, this is your key to exploring the city in a new way. With atmospheric photographs and an illustrated map for each village, a short text sums up its spirit, history and location, before expertly highlighting the best independent shops, markets, cafés and public spaces to visit.

G.K.C. as M.C.

A Collection of 37 Rare G. K. Chesterton Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498224113

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 715


This collection of thirty-seven essays by G. K. Chesterton was first collected in 1929 and constitutes the cream of introductions and prefaces he had contributed by that date. Some of them, such as his startling essay on Job, are well known, but most of them have not seen the light of day since this volume drifted into obscurity. Some of these pieces are about people as well known as Matthew Arnold or Dr. Johnson, and the bulk of these are on literary figures; but others may veer on to such topics as Magna Carta or drinking songs. When Chesterton began writing for the Illustrated London News, his editors asked him not to write on religion or politics; he casually mentioned that there are no other subjects and quietly went about his business. These essays are like that. Each is fraught with one or the other topic--fraught because they are in danger of making us think.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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A Social History

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674538399

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 3304


An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.