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London Under

£9.99

This Peter Ackroyd book describes the tunnels, sewers, lost rivers, Roman archaeology and burials to be found under our feet. As you would expect, the book is beautifully written, and, as usual, there are mysterious and religious analogies, such as constant references to the underworld and Toshers being described as 'the pale votaries of darkness and excrement'.


It is a short, small format book by Ackroyd's standards, and rather lacking in detail, is a pleasure to read.


Paperback.

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780099287377