Disasters in London
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(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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UK Kirkus Review »
Boudicca started off London's colourful history when in AD61, feeling mightily angry with the Romans, she marched on the 10-year-old city and burned it to the ground. No one knew it, but that was to be just the catalyst for centuries of upheaval in England's capital city. Since then there have been nearly 2000 years of disaster ranging from disease to enemy action, taking in along the way such diversions as the Great Fire, riots and freaks of nature including hurricanes and earthquakes. Through it all the Londoners have bounced back, and this revealing book is as much about the people's spirit as it is the city's greatness as a national centre. Even a casual walk around London today reveals the legacy of tempestuous times but ultimately of survival. Withington's book takes a fond but hair-raising look at London and its people over many centuries.(Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - John Withington
John Withington is a television producer and writer. Among his television credits are 'Royal London' (LWT). 'From Mars to the Market' (BBC2) and 'Global Gamble' (Channel Four). He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines and is the author of Shutdown, a book about the effects of the shipyard closures on Tyneside.