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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 (CD-Audio) By (author) Craig Taylor, Read by Steven Crossley, Read by Anna Bentinck, Read by Sartaj Garewal

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    DescriptionCraig Taylor, an acclaimed journalist, playwright and writer, spent five years exploring the city and listening to its residents to create this amazingly rich portrait of London. Here are the voices of London - rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men. 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 - together, these voices paint a vivid, epic and wholly fresh portrait of Twenty-First Century London.


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    Title
    Londoners
    Subtitle
    The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told by Those Who Love it, Hate it, Live it, Left it and Long for it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig Taylor, Read by Steven Crossley, Read by Anna Bentinck, Read by Sartaj Garewal
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 3
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471216763
    ISBN 10: 1471216764
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: BK
    Thema V1.0: WTM, DNBZ
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Publisher
    W F Howes Ltd
    Imprint name
    Whole Story Audio Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Rearsby
    Author Information
    Craig Taylor is the author of two books, Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, which began life as a column in the Guardian newspaper. Both have been adapted for the stage. He is the editor of the literary magazine, Five Dials. His third book, 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 will be published autumn, 2011. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he grew up on Vancouver Island. He now lives in London.
    Review quote
    'A splendid oral history of the city ... A remarkable volume' --Guardian 'Taylor tunes in to the multi-tongued, self-justifying noise of the streets. And he leaves us with a substantial account' --Iain Sinclair, Observer 'A remarkable new book that celebrates the city's endless diversity' --Time Out ***** 'It's the thoughtfulness of Taylor's character studies that make this impressive book' --Metro **** 'A compelling oral history that reveals the capital through the voices of 80 or so ordinary Londoners' --Independent 'The most humane attempt in some time to capture London's big dirty heart ... a great book' --Word Magazine 'A definitive picture of London as true and important as any fact-filled history of our capital' --Stylist 'Masterful... The best book about London in at least a decade' --Londonist.com 'Electrifying ... The eloquence of the voices in this book is remarkable' --Oona King, The Times 'I almost learned more about Londoners from this book than from being a Londoner for more than four decades' --Oona King, The Times 'A rich and satisfying tapestry of city life' --Sunday Times 'Abuzz with the life and spirit of the capital city right now ... we salute this brilliant book' --Dazed & Confused 'A haunting snapshot of contemporary London ... both charming and revealing' --Evening Standard 'An epic portrait that shows the city to be just as ... well ... Dickensian as it has ever been' --David Nicholls, Guardian 'I am crazy about Craig Taylor's Londoners ... I can't imagine any lucky recipient not enjoying it' --Diana Athill, Observer