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The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings

The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings

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The story of London, told through twelve of its most seminal buildings. In a sweeping narrative, from its mythic origins to the glittering towers of the contemporary financial capital, THE STONES OF LONDON tells the story of twelve London buildings in a kaleidoscopic and unexpected history of one of the world's most enigmatic cities. From the Roman forum to the Gherkin, Regent Street to the East End, the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace, London's buildings are testament to the richness of its past. Behind the facades of these buildings lie the stories of the people, ideas and events that took place within them and that caused their creation. They all have very human stories, of the men and women who dreamed and lived their lives in London, leaving their imprint upon the fabric of the capital.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 21/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9780753826485  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leo Hollis was educated at Stonyhurst College and read history at UEA. He is the author of books on London and Paris, and works in publishing. He lives with his wife and children in London.

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