Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome – Quotes

Harris and I would go down in the morning, and take the boat up to Chertsey, and George, who would not be able to get away from the City till the afternoon (George goes to sleep at a bank from ten to four each day, except Saturdays, when they wake him up and put him …

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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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This is London: Life and Death in the World City – Ben Judah

It  was probably one of the last books I bought on my Kindle before the book buying ban and also the last one in my recent non-fiction reading spree. Now I moved on to fiction, again hoping to find something more uplifting, I had the same hopes for non-fiction earlier and no such luck - …

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Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World – Wade Graham

My dear mum is on a mission to keep me in touch with my education (art history, with focus on architecture) despite me working in financial data ever since I actually started working. She also knows that the best gift for me is a book, so I get from her a steady supply of beautifully …

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