The Stones of London : A History in Twelve Buildings
The story of London, told through twelve of its most seminal buildings.In a sweeping narrative, from its mythic origins to the glittering towers of the contemporary financial capital, THE STONES OF LONDON tells the story of twelve London buildings in a kaleidoscopic and unexpected history of one of the world's most enigmatic cities.From the Roman forum to the Gherkin, Regent Street to the East End, the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace, London's buildings are testament to the richness of its past. Behind the facades of these buildings lie the stories of the people, ideas and events that took place within them and that caused their creation. They all have very human stories, of the men and women who dreamed and lived their lives in London, leaving their imprint upon the fabric of the capital.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 152 x 232 x 36mm | 639.56g
- 21 Jun 2012
- Orion Publishing Co
- WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
- London, United Kingdom
Hollis writes clearly, informatively, beautifully. CATHOLIC HERALD 20120615
Packed with facts and and full of anecdote, this is an extremely enjoyable book. * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Illuminating... juxtaposes lively anecdotes with hard research * THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * From Westminster Abbey to an unremarkable house in Spitalfields, this ingenious study unearths the architectural history of 12 buildings to produce engrossing insights into London's transformations. * THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SEVEN Magazine * Hollis writes clearly, informatively, beautifully. * CATHOLIC HERALD *
About Leo Hollis
Leo Hollis was educated at Stonyhurst College and read history at UEA. He is the author of books on London and Paris, and works in publishing. He lives with his wife and children in London.