London The Biography
The image of London as a human body is striking and singular; we may trace it from the pictorial emblems of the City of God, the mystical body in which Jesus Christ represents its head and the citizens its other members. London has also been envisaged in the form of a voting man with his arms outstretched in a gesture of liberation; the figure is taken from a Roman bronze but it embodies the energy and exultation of a city continually expanding in great waves of progress and of confidence.
A lively guide through the streets of London with a wonderful historical commentary and cultural journey.
Ever wondered what a city would say if it could talk? London is almost as old as England and it's history is just as colourful. Ackroyd brings the city to life in a way you've never seen before in this marathon biography. It has many photographs (both colour and black & white), maps and drawings to give more life to Peter Ackroyd's well written book.