BOOK REVIEW: The tale of a complex capital city

Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London: the Biography was widely praised for its blend of colourful anecdote, painstaking historical research and dreamlike meditations on the city. Illustrated London uses text from the original book and weaves into it hundreds of paintings, photographs, maps, cartoons and illustrations.

by Nick Loney, community renewal editor of Regeneration & Renewal

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