London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Ackroyd

London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Ackroyd year 2012
  • Book name: London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Release date: 2012/2/29
  • Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780307473783
  • Rating: 8.64 of 10
  • Votes: 483
  • Review by: Jordyn Branham
  • Review rating: 7.48 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 228
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface. There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge that leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; the sulphurous fumes on the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Highly imaginative and delightfully entertaining, London Under is Ackroyd at his best.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H44M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Urban & Municipal Planning, Travel & Holiday Guides, Guidebooks, Trains & Railways
  • Available formats: DOC, OEB, PDF, TXT, MobiPocket, WORD, EPUB, FB2. Compressed in RAR, TZO, TAR.LZO, TAR.XZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x203x17mm
  • Weight: 245g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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