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In Search of London by H. V. Morton (Paperback, 2001)

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In Search of London by H. V. Morton

In his classic book on London, H. V. Morton turns his traveller's intuition and his reporter's eye for detail on the city that fascinated him since childhood.

In this remarkable, living picture of London past, present and timeless he explores the City and the Temple, Covent Garden, Soho and all the "submerged villages beneath the flood of bricks and mortar", uncovering layer upon layer of London's history.

Morton follows the leads of imagination and investigation back and forth across the city, tracing unforgettable scenes: the Emperor Claudius leading his war elephants across the Thames; the terrible executions at the Tower; the city that Shakespeare knew, and that of Pepys, and Nelson and Queen Victoria, and also the shattered yet defiant city of the Blitz and the postwar London of 'ruins and hatless crowds'.

Morton's quest for the city's heart reveals how London's daily life is rooted in a past that is closer and more familiar than we might think, making In Search of London as informative, entertaining and rich in human colour today as when it was written 50 years ago.


Format: Paperback | 440 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8 | 358g

Publication Date: 2001

Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd.

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w map

ISBN10: 0413184706

ISBN13: 9780413184702


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Very, very minor discolouring due to age. No missing pages.