• by A. N. Wilson
  • Narrated by Christopher Kay
  • 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world's premiere cities. Acclaimed author A.N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way. London is the perfect starter book for anyone wishing to understand this great city a little better, and even seasoned London fans will find new information here.


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Random Walk

Not a "concise history" - more of a random walk through some interesting and arcane bits of London's history. Marred by filtering historical events through 21st century culture, a tendency toward social commentary and biased architectural criticism.

Nevertheless, worth adding to many other histories of London and worth a listen
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- Tim

Some Insights

I listened to this book on the plane ride back from London and found it interesting. So much of the London history books deal with kings and queens but this book discussed more the the architecture, business and sociological issues in the city.
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- Just me

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books