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The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Christopher Hibbert , Ben Weinreb , John Keay , Julia Keay , Matthew Weinreb

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Exhaustive, scholary, and impressively cross-indexed, this magnum opus on London contains nearly 5000 fact-filled entries that chronicle the events, people, streets, and buildings of that historically rich city. Librarians will recognize and appreciate the book's scope: from Jack the Ripper to Big Ben, from fog to Harrod's, if the question relates to London, this is the first source to consult. The amount of information amassed in this one-volume reference is amazing. Highly recommended for most libraries. James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News

The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London.

‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes…a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times


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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Remarkable achievement. 21 juin 1997
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For anyone who has any interest in London beyond the superficial, this book is a feast. Definitive scholarly articles about virtually any London topic one could imagine. 1060 pages, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" (i.e., a LOT of words)in the softcover edition I have. Bought it in London in November, 1996, for 25 pounds
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A wonderful reference for when you get home 4 juillet 2006
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I bought the hardcover edition of this great book some time around my first trip to London in 1986. And although I don't make it to that great city nearly as often as I would like (understatement), I feel like I know the city at least moderately well. A big part of the credit for that has to go to the many hours I've spent browsing, or doing concentrated research, in these pages. It's truly an outstanding reference.

Sadly, it's much too large to carry around as a guidebook. However, I returned from our recent London holiday with a long list of streets, squares, statues, parks, and other landmarks to look up in "The London Encyclopædia," and was uniformly pleased with the results. The authors have done a remarkable amount of research, but presented it in a way that is accessible and highly readable. For the casual visitor or the serious historian, this hefty volume is a resource that's not to be overlooked.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Nitty-gritty details, acurate dates...delicious! 7 octobre 1996
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An excellent reference for anyone writing or reading about the history of London, The London Encyclopedia has enough detail to satisfy even the most nit-picky browser looking for an historical good time, and the serious researcher won't walk away unhappy, either. Yummy
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great - but not on Kindle! 16 août 2013
Par Nathaniel R. Brown - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I've read this cover-to-cover. It is an amazing collection of just about everything you want to know about London, even if you never go there and simply want to know more about one of the world's greatest cities - great as a history book, too! I own one copy which I always take with me, and I have left another with friends in London in case I visit.

Too big to carry around with you - the way to use it is to look something up, then use your faithful A-Z to find it.

BUT: the Kindle version is not indexed, which makes it almost impossible to look something up!

but in the print version -INVALUABLE!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 not something to sit down and read 3 septembre 2011
Par T.J.B. - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is a great book if you want quick information on places and people in history that pertained to London. I would love to see a book or several books (since it is a larger subject) on England as a whole. This is a quick reference on most everything about London, but in my opinion, it would be impossible to contain all information about the subjects. However, if you needed more info, there's always the internet, or other specialized books. It depends on your personal need for info and how much of it you want. I like it because it is easy to sit in the living room chair and browse, but it doesn't have the one thing the internet does have, quick links to associated subjects. Look up Kensington on Wikipedia for example, and there are many links in blue to explore, but this can also be a downfall in itself as you can get wrapped up in the computer for a very long time. Of course I am no expert on the subjects in the book (which is why I bought it; to learn) but it does seem pretty thorough. It's a heavy large book, so your arms might tire after a while. If you like tidbits of info on London, get this book, it will be a good read.
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