Each volume in the classic "Companion Guides" series aims to provide a comprehensive travel companion in the person of the author, who knows intimately the places and people of which he or she writes. The area of London covered in this guide is a section bordered by the Tower, Kensington and Chelsea, Primrose Hill and the South Bank, and includes excursions up and down the river. Each chapter contains a map and a suggested walk featuring both the splendours and oddities of the town, parks, palaces and pubs.
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DAVID PIPER was an art historian, director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 1973-1985, and before that director of the National Portrait Gallery, London; FIONNUALA JERVIS, who revised the guide, has edited and contributed to numerous historical and art historical publications, and in the course of this revision has walked every step of the way in David Piper's footprints from her home in Kensington.Review:
It is surely remarkable to write of a guidebook that is difficult to put down. But it is certainly true of this one. --Economist
Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. --Sunday Times
Urbane, charming and supremely elegantly written, it contrives to impart lustre even to Leicester Square. --House and Garden
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000211125X
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000211125X