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London made us: a memoir of a shape-shifting city

London made us: a memoir of a shape-shifting city

Elms, Robert, 1959- author

Robert Elms has seen London change beyond all imagining: the house he grew up in is now the behemoth that is the Westway flyover, and areas once deemed murder miles have morphed into the stuff of estate agents' dreams, seemingly in a matter of months. Elms takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons. He is our guide through a place that has seen scientific experiments conducted in subterranean lairs, a small community declare itself an independent nation and animals of varying exoticism roam free through its streets; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms' home over a century ago and a city that has borne witness to epoch- and world-changing events

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2019
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C195171560 942.1 Adult Non Fiction Due back 28th November


Statement of responsibility: Robert Elms
ISBN: 1786892111, 9781786892119
Physical Description: 296 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: London (England) History 21st century.; History.; London (England) History 20th century.; London (England) Social life and customs 20th century.; Elms, Robert, 1959- Homes and haunts England London.; London (England) Social life and customs 21st century.