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Lived in London By Emily Cole

Lived in London

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Tells the stories behind 800 of the capital's plaques. Arranged geographically - by borough and area, this is a guide to London's plaques for over half a century compiled with the aid of the official local government and English Heritage files. It also features research on the people and buildings that have been commemorated.

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Lived in London: The Stories Behind the Blue Plaques by Emily Cole

Described by Disraeli as "a roost for every bird," London has been home to figures as varied as Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 1866 the city has commemorated the link between notable figures and the buildings in which they lived and work through a series of blue plaques. Lived in London provides an introduction to the many people and buildings honored through this program that connects people and place, drawing out the human element of the historic environment and helping to save a number of London's buildings from demolition.

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Lived in London Reviews

"The book, which is arranged by geographic area, includes contemporary and archival images as well as lovely illustrated maps detailing where you can find the plaques. Equally enjoyable is the text, which is full of interesting tidbits. . . . [The book] makes a terrific reference work, for looking up details about plaques you've seen on walls around London - or as guidance for those you'd like to seek out on your next trip."-Nathan Lump, The Moment Blog (

-- Nathan Lump * New York Times *

About Emily Cole

Emily Cole is Senior Investigator at English Heritage and Head of the Blue Plaques Division

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Lived in London: The Stories Behind the Blue Plaques by Emily Cole
Emily Cole
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Yale University Press
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