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I am mildly surprised by the generally negative reaction of Amazon reviewers to this short, literate history of London. Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by R. M. Peterson
I enjoyed A.N. Wilson's London until he decided that my people, Jews, were natural criminal and despoilers, but that other ethnic groups were helpless against the forces of... Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Mark D. Burgh
The author brings his biases to bear on a summary history of London. It doesn't work. Much overlap with the cultural history of England. Random facts treated extensively. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Tom K.
I was pleased with the short chapters on significant periods in the history of London. I was not expecting the "definitive" history in such a short volume, so I was not... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by W. Bailey
The author comes across as a curmudgeon who condemns the London of the industrial revolution on the one hand but secretly wishes for a return to that "authentic" London and for a... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Reader
This is a slim book, about 150 pages. Wilson is a prolific writer. However, this is not an easy history of London to read. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Mr. Leong Wai Hong
This book only allocates a scant 4 pages to "Roman London". The more morden eras get slightly better coverage, but it's all minimalist. Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by E Hadley-Greene
I enjoyed reading most of this book but found myself skimming quite a few paragraphs. The author obviously has a soft spot for architecture but just leaned too heavily on this... Read morePublished on September 23, 2005 by Irvin Wilson
This book was in no way a brief history of London. In condensing the entire history of London into one 200-page book, Wilson should have left out most of the minute details that... Read morePublished on February 16, 2005 by Angela Merrifield