PRAISE FOR LONDON: THE BIOGRAPHY “Magnificent. . . . Succeeds in animating on the page the life of one of the oldest and greatest cities in the world.” —New York Times Book Review
“A wonderful book, a treasure of information and anecdote . . . a book to be taken up again and again for the pleasures that lie within.” —Chicago Tribune From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
is the author of London: The Biography
, Shakespeare: The Biography
, Thames: The Biography
, and Venice: Pure City
; acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More; and several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award, among others.