London Plaques

London Plaques

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London's buildings are dotted with commemorative plaques. Many are the famous blue plaques, indicating where a famous person was born, lived, stayed, or if a significant event took place there, or an earlier use of the site. This book is a comprehensive gazetteer of all of London's plaques. Using Derek Sumeray's classic book as a basis, this thoroughly revised new edition arranges plaques alphabetically by area, providing a text that is linked to London's geography and, therefore, of greater use to a resident or visitor wanting to explore the famous people and events commemorated in that area.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 24mm | 621.42g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition, Revised
  • Revised, New
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0747807353
  • 9780747807353
  • 1,150,084

About Derek Sumeray

Derek Sumeray retired early from a successful business career and took up photography, which led to a scheme to photograph every plaque in London. Since there was no guide to these plaques to help him, he wrote it himself.John Sheppard read history at Oxford before becoming a documentary film maker. He has forty World in Action films to his credit plus many one-offs. More recently he has devoted himself to writing and to campaigning. He maintains a database of London's buildings currently running to over 10,000 entries.show more

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