A History of London in 50 Lives
David Long

A History of London in 50 Lives

Tracing its fascinating story through 2,000 years of buildings, monuments, courtyards and corners, A History of London in 50 Lives takes the reader on a lively, slightly offbeat but insightful journey around the metropolis. Exploring the most evocative architectural relics - Roman walls and pavements, Saxon barrows and Norman churches, fragments of great Medieval foundations and some truly astonishing survivors of fire, war and seemingly endless redevelopment - the book brings to life the city, its people and the lives they have lead, and shows why no city in the world has a richer history than this one.

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  • Author: David Long
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    • UK: Oneworld

David Long

David Long spent 25 years writing features for national newspapers and editing glossy magazines before turning to books, initially as a ghostwriter. Since then, under his own name, he is the author of many successful non-fiction titles for adults and children. With an engaging historical focus, his books have been well received by readers and reviewers alike and translated into a dozen languages. In 2017 his book Survivors was the Blue Peter Book of the Year. He lives in Suffolk, is the father of two boys, and has made regular appearances in the Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Pe...
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Book Reviews

  • "As with all of David Long’s London…written in an informative and engaging style. Its little vignettes of notable characters make it the perfect bedside companion for dipping in and out of whenever the mood strikes."
    Londonative