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Permanent Londoners: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of London Paperback – March, 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co; First Edition edition (March 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930031326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930031329
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,710,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the tombs of royalty to the Great Plague Pit in Bunhill Fields, Culbertson and Randall invite readers to visit London grave sites in the latest in their popular series of cemetery guides ( Permanent Parisians , LJ 6/15/86; Permanent New Yorkers , LJ 10/15/87). The authors provide a nice mix of architecture and history, as they describe the markers and give capsule biographies of those with more spectacular lives and/or deaths. Four chapters are devoted to Westminster Abbey, a must stop for any tourist, but the guide covers less familiar ground as well. In addition to visits to the graves of historical figures, sites of recently deceased contemporary greats such as actors Sir Laurence Olivier and Peter Sellers, cellist Jacqueline duPre, and conductor Leopold Stokowski are included. Directions to each site via tube, train, bus, and occasionally car are given at the end of each chapter. Index and photos not seen. Recommended for most travel collections.
-Debbie Tucker, Cincinnati Technical Coll., Ohio
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
Sixteen cemetery sites are listed and many graves discussed in this fine addition to the series by Culbertson and Randall: Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Bunhill Fields, St. Paul's, Brompton, Kensal Green, Highgate and St. Michael's, St. John-at-Hampstead, Hampstead, Golders Green and St. Marylebone, Putney Vale and St. Mary Magdalene, St. Nicholas in Chiswick, and Windsor Castle and Frogmore.
I've used this book as well as Permanent Italians and Permanent Parisians, and have not had the bad experience others have mentioned; in my experience the directions are fine, and I've visited maybe half of all the places they've written about in these three books.
Names are highlighted so they're easy to find, and there are plenty of maps and photographs.
This is a great book if you are interested in adding these sites to your travels in London.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H.R. Noordam on February 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
I used the book on visits to some of the most interesting London cemeteries. It has good maps and many details on the various famous residents. I found the historical data quite accurate and some of the stories very amusing. Highly recommended!
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By John C. Martine on August 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
I prefered this to Permanent Italians, perhaps because I knew who more of the people were? Nice biographical sketchs of many of the people mentioned and very nice directions on taking the underground to each cemetery.... well I have never been to London, I assume they are good directions :o) It has a small map of each cemetery with marks designating where the more notworthy monuments are located. It's a great boo if you love cemetries and possible valued beyond money if you are visiting London and love cemeteries. I believe it is part of a set with Permanent Italians and Californians.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed the book but found at least one innaccuracy. It claims George Wombwell (1788-1850; buried in Highgate West) was the first person to exhibit the Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick). Mr. Merrick was not born until 1862, twelve years after Mr. Wombwell's death. Since the book is primarily a historical guide, I cannot trust it's research and therefore could not recommend it.
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