The House by the Thames: and the People Who Lived There by Gillian Tindall

The House by the Thames: and the People Who Lived There by Gillian Tindall

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old house. Built in the days of Queen Anne, it stands in the footprint of a far older habitation. Some of the people who have lived in the house have been skilled; some were prosperous traders in the coal and iron on which Britain's industrial revolution ran.

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old and elegant house. Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes. From its windows, people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare's Globe; they have gazed on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes of London's marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves, workshops and tenements - and then seen these, too, become dust and empty air. Rich with anecdote and colour, this fascinating book breathes life into the forgotten inhabitants of the house - the prosperous traders; an early film star; even some of London's numberless poor. In so doing it makes them stand for legions of others and for whole world that we have lost through hundreds of years of London's history.

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SKU GOR001221427
Title The House by the Thames: and the People Who Lived There
Author By (author) Gillian Tindall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1844130940
ISBN 13 9781844130948
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old and elegant house. Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes. From its windows, people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare's Globe; they have gazed on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes of London's marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves, workshops and tenements - and then seen these, too, become dust and empty air. Rich with anecdote and colour, this fascinating book breathes life into the forgotten inhabitants of the house - the prosperous traders; an early film star; even some of London's numberless poor. In so doing it makes them stand for legions of others and for whole world that we have lost through hundreds of years of London's history.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001221427
Title The House by the Thames: and the People Who Lived There
Author By (author) Gillian Tindall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1844130940
ISBN 13 9781844130948
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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