The History of London
Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death. This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894). (Summary by Ruth Golding)
(8 hr 35 min)
I'm sorry but I can't feel that notalgic feeling you get with British narrator as opposed to an American! !! why so many Americans narrating British history. It soo needs the British when it is British history. ...
good book, well read. this is an English accent, for the guy above who seems to think it's read by an American
A must -read (liste) for history lovers, especially for those interested in finding out cultural insight about the British people or others who came in contact with the Brits. The recording is flawless and the voice sounds great. Thank you!
fascinating stuff and wonderfully narrated. mammoth thanks to all concerned
Extremely interesting, and superbly read by Ruth Golding.
This is a wonderful and utterly fascinating story, very well written, and marvellously read.
Interesting popular history
Very much reflects Victorian values. Excellent reading.
This book is fascinating to listen to. It seems to be intended for children, but it is an absorbing cultural/political/geographical/social overview. The reader is excellent.