London: The Biography – Peter Ackroyd – Quotes

Drunkenness was general, and there are continual references to citizens falling from their solars to the ground, falling down steps into the Thames, falling off ladders. London is not a civilised nor a graceful city, despite the testimony of the maps. It is tortuous, inexact and oppressive. It could never be laid out again with …

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London: The Biography – Peter Ackroyd

For me it was always one of those intimidating books, I felt that by living in London I am somehow obliged to read it and know more about the city that is gradually becoming 'my city' in my mind, but on the other hand it is 800 pages long, there's no denying that. Because of …

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