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Synopsis: Armed with a pile of tantalizing guidebooks and a Londometer (to identify those perfect "London moments"), in this book journalist Derek Hammond goes in search of the city's "Londonest" scenes. At the same time, he sets the modern city against the fantasy London created by cinema, television, and too much swinging spy fiction. Each chapter takes us to a different section of London, which is defined by its own unique atmosphere and history. Visit Soho discos and East End strippers, trail the Ripper, meet Holmes, go shopping, miss the Changing of the Guard. Most of the trips include a visit to one major tourist destination or pop-cultural hot spot, plus a sampling of events, trivia, memories, characters, and obsessions. It is a wacky guide to England's capital city.
From Library Journal:
From the historical to the hip, these two travel guides offer very different approaches to travel in this much-visited city. In his first travel book, Hammond skips about London, from the East End to Notting Hill Gate, sneering at popular tourist attractions, quoting from better and more interesting travel guides, and pointing out the former haunts of every British pop star ever known. Though mildly amusing, Hammond's hip references remain obscure for the average American, and his humor is too often merely mean-spirited. (Bill Bryson does this sort of thing so much better in Notes from a Small Island, LJ 4/1/96.) Tames (author of the Japan volume in the "Traveller's History" series) has written a pleasant but very brief history of London, of questionable value to travelers. Primarily a chronological review of aspects of London's history (e.g., livery companies, the growth of retailing, religion, and riots), the book pays an inordinate amount of attention to transportation and includes a very short section describing a few major tourist sites. Neither book offers any useful information regarding opening times, getting around the city, or finding restaurants or accommodations, and the maps in Hammond's book are crude. Any number of books on London are superior to these two. Libraries are advised to buy an additional (or first) copy of Michael Leapman's Eyewitness London (DK, 1993) instead.?Linda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams
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Title: London, England : A Day-Tripper's Travelogue...
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