The Spirit of London -

The Spirit of London

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First published as Johnson's Life of London, now released with new material following Jubilee and Olympic celebrations in 2012. This updated history of London, told through a relay-race of great Londoners, shows in one, personality-packed book that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of the city are second to none. London's buildings may be famous, London's history may be lengthy and illustrious, but it is London's people who have given, and continue to give, the city its exuberant and exhilarating profile. London of the Olympic and Jubilee summer displayed Londoners on a world stage, but this is a city which has always lived on the energy and skills of its people, drawn to the capital from all over the country and the world. Boris Johnson shares with us his pleasure at London's vitality and unique character, and selects the people who in his view have contributed so much to the spirit of London - some very famous figures, some more obscure. He includes everyone from the Romans to one of the author's predecessors as mayor, Dick Whittington; from John Wilkes (a strong upholder of the freedom of the press) to J.W. Turner; from Chaucer to Gandhi, and through to modern times.

Product code: 9780007511174

ISBN 9780007511174
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS29
No. Of Pages 320
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
First published as Johnson's Life of London, now released with new material following Jubilee and Olympic celebrations in 2012. This updated history of London shows that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of the city are second to none...