Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told By Those Who Love It,Hate It,Live It,Left It and Long for It.
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4th imp.[Complete number line 5 7 9 10 8 6 4, so 1st edn,4th impression.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price- clip (£25.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,wrap-around, 12 multi-colour horizontal bands illustrated dw/dj with b/w lettering to front; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present except for one small (5mm) closed tear to rear,lower edge,near spine/backstrip's gutter's fold/edge.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original plain black cloth bds (boards) with bright,crisp, stamped white ink printed letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain black eps (endpapers).UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-xpp+1-436pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,author's introduction,a prologue, Pts I-III each with 6 sections and total of 83 vox pop contributions, acknowledgements and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and a dedication.
Here are the voices of London - rich and poor,native and immigrant, women and men - witnessed by Craig Taylor,an acclaimed journalist, playwright and writer,who spent five years exploring the city and listening to its residents.
This is the chorus of a working city,a vibrant,dynamic and constantly changing landscape,supported by a complex infrastructure and powered by its vast populace.With its promise of jobs,culture,freedom and opportunity,London is a destination for millions.Some thrive,some sink; most struggle to build a life for themselves among the teeming multitudes,to carve out their own space in the city which they call home.
From the woman whose voice announces the stations on the London Underground to the man who plants the trees along Oxford Street; from a Pakistani currency trader to a Guardsman at Buckingham Palace; from the marriage registrar at Westminster Town Hall to the director of the biggest Bethnal Green funeral parlour - together, these voices and many more paint a vivid,epic and wholly fresh portrait of 21st-century London.
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- Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told By Those Who Love It,Hate It,Live It,Left It and Long for It.
- TAYLOR, CRAIG:
- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4th imp.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4th imp.
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- LONDON,GRANTA PUBLICATIONS,2011.
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- q52.GENERAL.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4th imp.ISBN 9781847082534.Vox Pop_London_Londoners.London_jobs_culture_freedom_opportunity.21st Century London Portrait.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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