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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. N. Wilson Narrator: Christopher Kay Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date:
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This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world’s premiere cities. Acclaimed author A. N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way. London is the perfect starter book for anyone wishing to understand this great city a little better, and even seasoned London fans will find new information here. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wilson expresses a sense of history leaving traces that can be teased out by thoughtful observation, alongside his love for and exasperation with a city that insists on remaking itself…He evokes a particular energy as the more essential quality of the city and forgives London for its faults. Historically and literary minded visitors will find much in this book to guide them and deepen their understanding.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This slim, enjoyable volume by novelist/biographer will make good airline reading for the college student en route to a London vacation.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Bcoghill Coghill | 1/4/2014

    " Did not care for this and did not read the whole thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Michael | 8/2/2013

    " Lousy book. I wanted to know more about the orignals of London and the London during the timetime of Chaucer and Shakespeare. Not much was said. In fact, almost everything was glossed over. It wasn't worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kay | 10/8/2011

    " Succinct account of London's social, political, architectural, and cultural history, with particular emphasis on major players such as Christopher Wren. Unfortunately, the book is marred by Wilson's political rants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tyger | 5/15/2011

    " Small quick and insightful. What else could you want for a train trip! "

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About the Narrator

Christopher Kay began his performance career with an early start as both an actor and singer in theater. In time, he began to pursue broadcasting opportunities, including announcing, newsreading, audiobook narration, and presenting radio and television programs. He worked extensively for Granada, Yorkshire, and the BBC. During his distinguished career, he has earned eleven broadcasting awards and two AudioFile Earphones Awards. Born in Stockport, Cheshire, he now makes his residence in Clwydian Hills of North Wales.