London Under

Ackroyd, Peter

£9.99

An atmospheric and historical study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers and gang hide-outs. The book also meets the creatures that dwell in the darkness, real and fictional: rats and eels, monsters and ghosts.

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Description

London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and modern Underground stations. This book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures, both real and fictional, that dwell in the darkness – rats and eels, monsters and ghosts.

From the Anglo-Saxon graves under St Paul’s, to the hydraulic device in Kensal Green cemetery which lowered bodies into the catacombs below, to the fossils uncovered when the Victoria Line was built and the gold bars within the Bank of England’s vaults, London Under takes you into a hidden world, beneath our feet.

Additional information

Weight 197 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

202

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.1 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K