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Julian Woodford, a London historian. Author of 'The Boss of Bethnal Green - , the Godfather of Regency London' (link to shop below).
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Colin Boyd Dec 12
You don't even have to be interested in history. It's just a rollicking great rollercoaster of a read.
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HistoryLondon Dec 13
‘Relentlessly fascinating...the definitive and thrilling tale of a criminal whose infamy has been largely ignored by writers and historians until now’ ()
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HistoryLondon Dec 12
‘The is essential reading for anyone interested in the criminal and political histories of our city, and how the two interweave’ ()
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Robert Macfarlane Dec 12
Libraries are time-machines. Libraries are wildwoods. Libraries are galaxies. Libraries are magic portals into learning & dreaming. Libraries are vital for social mobility. 100 libraries have closed in the last year, hitting inner-city children hardest.
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Robert J Lloyd Dec 12
'Lloyd really excels in his descriptions of London, and his understanding of Seventeenth Century science and medicine at the dawn of the Enlightenment.' US UK
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HistoryLondon Dec 12
‘This is a fine book...deserves to become a standard work’: (Gillian Tindall in )
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HistoryLondon Dec 6
‘... as an exercise in retrieving the irretrievable, Woodford's could hardly be bettered.’ (Jerry White, )
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HistoryLondon Dec 7
‘...a valuable reminder of how much damage can be done when public interest is put aside to facilitate the greed of the few.’ ()
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HistoryLondon Dec 8
‘An 18th century gangster who operated out of Brick Lane like a prototype Kray brother. His ruthless greed and thirst for power are described with real narrative verve...’ (, best London books 2016)
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HistoryLondon Dec 8
Think ‘A Christmas Carol’. All the Victorian poverty. Without the ghosts. Or the Road to Damascus conversion. Just an unredeemable ruthless miser, exploiting the poor.
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HistoryLondon Dec 3
‘...a superb and informative read...everything an accessible history book should be and I commend it to you’ ()
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SCHeritageEvents Dec 9
Come to an inspiring day of talks celebrating women! It will mark a century of female suffrage and the history of those who fought to get the vote.
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EastLondonGroup Dec 9
I thought I'd start today & the week-end with The Hackney Empire by Albert Turpin which is currently on display in "The Working Artist" exhibition but only until next Sunday, 17th December!!
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A London Inheritance Dec 9
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great - my post on the history of this wonderful church
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HistoryLondon Dec 8
Think ‘A Christmas Carol’. All the Victorian poverty. Without the ghosts. Or the Road to Damascus conversion. Just an unredeemable ruthless miser, exploiting the poor.
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HistoryLondon Dec 8
‘An 18th century gangster who operated out of Brick Lane like a prototype Kray brother. His ruthless greed and thirst for power are described with real narrative verve...’ (, best London books 2016)
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Sally Shalam Dec 7
Christmas list alert
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Hurrah! 3 Cheers for + many congratulations on this well-deserved praise from the 🍾🥂 🎈
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