New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>

London Under

(2011)
A non fiction book by

 
London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The depths below are hot, warmer than the surface, and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures, real and fictional, that dwell in darkness - rats and eels, monsters and ghosts. When the Underground's Metropolitan Line was opened in 1864, the guards asked for permission to grow beards to protect themselves against the sulfurous fumes, and named their engines after tyrants - Czar, Kaiser, Mogul - and even Pluto, god of the underworld.

To go under London is to penetrate history, to enter a hidden world. As Ackroyd puts it, 'The vastness of the space, a second earth, elicits sensations of wonder and of terror. It partakes of myth and dream in equal measure.'

 
Used availability for Peter Ackroyd's London Under


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

December 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: London Under
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-8930-5 / 978-0-7531-8930-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-53150-8 / 978-0-385-53150-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: London Under
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-6991-5 / 978-0-7011-6991-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-307-47378-3 / 978-0-307-47378-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: London Under
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-8931-3 / 978-0-7531-8931-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: London Under
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-928737-4 / 978-0-09-928737-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   



Search for