The Companion Guide to London (new edn)

The Companion Guide to London (new edn)

David Piper

Revised by Fionnuala Jervis

Paperback
$29.95

Companion Guides

Overview

Overview

Has strong claims to be among the best guidebooks ever written. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
It is surely remarkable to write of a guidebook that it is difficult to put down. But it is certainly true of this one. ECONOMIST
Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. SUNDAY TIMES

David Piper's classic book is the most elegant, lyrical and stimulating of all guides to London, written with undisguised enthusiasm, intimacy and affection. It traverses London from Regent's Park to Lambeth, from the Tower of London to Kensington, with excursions on the river and forays to outlying points of interest, each chapter covering an area which can be comfortably walked in a day. The author draws out the individual character of each district through history, literature, art and architecture and his own informed and entertaining comments. This is an essential guide for those who really want to understand how London has developed; it has been thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition.

DAVID PIPER was an art historian, director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 1973-1985, and before that director of the National Portrait Gallery, London; FIONNUALA JERVIS, who revised the guide, has edited and contributed to numerous historical and art historical publications, and in the course of this revision has walked every step of the way in David Piper's footprints from her home in Kensington.

Details

October 2000
16 colour, 25 line illustrations
480 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Companion Guides
ISBN: 9781900639361
Format: Paperback
Companion Guides
BIC WTL
BISAC TRV009070
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Reviews

It is surely remarkable to write of a guidebook that is difficult to put down. But it is certainly true of this one. ECONOMIST
Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. SUNDAY TIMES
Has strong claims to be among the best guidebooks ever written. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Urbane, charming and supremely elegantly written, it contrives to impart lustre even to Leicester Square.HOUSE AND GARDEN
That unremittingly excellent work of topography, David Piper's Companion Guide.... GUARDIAN (Smallweed)

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