The London Encyclopaedia
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 1104 pages
Author: B. Wienreb, C. Hibbert, J. Keay & J. Keay
Other: 3rd ed., b&w photos, sketches, map, indexes
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'The London Encyclopaedia' is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. Now up to the 3rd edition, it has been completely revised and updated, and 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 - 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.
Map - The Growth of London
About the Authors
Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
Guide to the Use of the Encyclopaedia
Index of People
'Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes ... a monumental achievement written with real love' - Financial Times
‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ - Illustrated London News
Wonderful book to dip into as well as consult for information. Well written with clear information on many locations and streets as well as a fund of historical detail. Highly recommended - it sits on the dinner table for occasional random dips! The only limitation I have found so far is that it does not list the street where my mother-in-law was born and which lo longer exists.