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I am in love with London: The Biography already, and I've only read the introduction.

"London is so large and so wild that it contains no less than everything".

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satyrica
Mar. 21st, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
yeah, I'm enjoying it too about 150 pages in (surprisingly quick by my standards!)- I'm quite liking the fact that it's more ipressionistic than a po-faced history
madwitch
Mar. 21st, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
He's such a wonderfully lyrical writer, no matter what the subject is. It reads like his novels.
mrmmarc
Mar. 21st, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Its a great book.
I feel a need to re-read it now (again)...

:)
madwitch
Mar. 21st, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
He's such a fabulous writer. Hopefully, by the time I've finished this, my flatmate will have finished Thames, and I can start on that.
maakeff
Mar. 22nd, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Am looking for it online, and to avoid confusion - who _is_ the authour?
madwitch
Mar. 22nd, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Peter Ackroyd.
sparksoflight
Mar. 23rd, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
I absolutely love it. I am a London nutter, though. I have a shelf for this sort of thing. But yes. It is brill.

her_welshness
Mar. 23rd, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
Could not get past Chapter One. For some reason I got bored. I love his other books though.
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