Rosemary Gray is a Londoner with a long career in writing, editing and publishing. This companion to London captures the varying moods of the great city over recent centuries, with quotations, poems, essays and extracts from great works written in its honour. It is beautifully illustrated with drawings and engravings from distinguished artists including Gustave Dore, George Cruikshank, James McNeill Whistler and Hugh Thomson, as well as contemporary prints and photographs.
'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) 'I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals.' (Noel Coward (1899-1973)