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  1. says:

    Nothing I love than a London history and although this book is written from such a narrow perspective on one hand on another it's not Reading this is like sitting down and gossiping with the most historically knowledgeable person you know and its funny in places as well as sadFar less pompous than some of the other history of London books I've read also thee were people in here that I would read whole novels about


  2. says:

    If you geek out on intense history of very small neighborhoods this is a book for you It's Bankside at its most interesting If 400 years of history about one small block is eyebrow raising then skip it


  3. says:

    Generally too bogged down in minutiae to tell a story


  4. says:

    As someone who lived near the South Bank of London for a time I found this a really interesting read and a chance to rediscover a place I thought I had memorized forwards and backwards I never would have thought twice about the house next to the Globe And yes the amount of detail and research that must have gone into this book is incredible I'd highly recommend to anyone interested in London's lesser known South Bank history It's also fascinating to learn that the plaue outside the house is incorrectmakes you think about how much of history is exaggerated or romanticized Not exactly what I'd call a page turner but fascinating for me as someone who has come to love the arttheatre hub of modern Southwark


  5. says:

    A very interesting book How did a single house built in the early 1700s survive to the present day despite the rest of the street being swept away by time and neglect? Nestling as it does between the new Globe and the Tate Modern it has some fascinating stories to tellThis is a very interesting book that for me really came alive towards the end She debunks the supposed direct connections with Wren with Shakespeare and Johnson and many others but then adds fascinating modern ones It has connections to the business of the Thames for hundreds of year to the British film industry and to Hollywood and to some remarkable charactersA fascinating read


  6. says:

    Good for research but a dull read


  7. says:

    The house of the title was built on an earlier foundation in 1710 at Bankside Southwark just across the Thames from St Paul's Cathedral and today a stone's throw from both the Tate Modern gallery and the new Globe Theater The author has traced through meticulous archival research the history of this tiny piece of London real estate and its neighborhood since Roman times bringing evolving London alive in the process of doing so A model history of place although the wealth of historical detail presented meant that the narrative occasionally moved a little slowly for a casual reader like me


  8. says:

    Actually I only read half of it It turns out GillianTindall was the author who wrote the book about Celestine that I also didn't finish and the story of Martin Nadaud likewise For me her titles aren't reflected in what she writes up to page 66 and still nothing about the house I read on to about page 122 and had started to learn a bit about it but not much She did the same with Celestine it was hardly about her at all


  9. says:

    Microhistory of Bankside in Southwark mostly from the early eighteenth century to the present but with a look backwards to the Tudor heyday of the area focussing on a single house that has unlike pretty much every building around it survived since it was first built under George I Lots of little nuggets of urban and social history


  10. says:

    Well researched and fascinating book about the history of the house near the new Shakespeare's Globe and Bankside generally I probably would have given it five stars but I wasn't concentrating properly


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The House by the Thames And the People Who Lived There

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral stands an old and elegant house Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes From its windows people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare’s Glo. Nothing I love than a London history and although this book is written from such a narrow perspective on one hand on another it's not Reading this is like sitting down and gossiping with the most historically knowledgeable person you know and its funny in places as well as sadFar less pompous than some of the other history of London books I've read also thee were people in here that I would read whole novels about Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) old and elegant house Over the course Le champ de luzerne of almost 450 years the dwelling Le Triomphe de la République - 1871-1914 on this site has witnessed many changes From its windows people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare’s Glo. Nothing I love than a London history and although this book is written from such a narrow perspective La République radicale (1898-1914) on Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon one hand Le colonel Mayer - De l'affaire Dreyfus à de Gaulle on another it's not Reading this is like sitting down and gossiping with the most historically knowledgeable person you know and its funny in places as well as sadFar less pompous than some Les Français sous le Second Empire of the Souvenirs : 1859-1871 other history 1812 : La campagne tragique de Napoléon en Russie of London books I've read also thee were people in here that I would read whole novels about

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Be; they have gazed on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes of London’s marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves workshops and tenements and then seen these too become dust and empty airRich with anecdote and colour this fascinating book breathes. As someone who lived near the South Bank of London for a time I found this a really interesting read and a chance to rediscover a place I thought I had memorized forwards and backwards I never would have thought twice about the house next to the Globe And yes the amount of detail and research that must have gone into this book is incredible I'd highly recommend to anyone interested in London's lesser known South Bank history It's also fascinating to learn that the plaue outside the house is incorrectmakes you think about how much of history is exaggerated or romanticized Not exactly what I'd call a page turner but fascinating for me as someone who has come to love the arttheatre hub of modern Southwark Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes Le champ de luzerne of London’s marshy south bank give way to a network Le Triomphe de la République - 1871-1914 of wharves workshops and tenements and then seen these too become dust and empty airRich with anecdote and colour this fascinating book breathes. As someone who lived near the South Bank La République radicale (1898-1914) of London for a time I found this a really interesting read and a chance to rediscover a place I thought I had memorized forwards and backwards I never would have thought twice about the house next to the Globe And yes the amount Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon of detail and research that must have gone into this book is incredible I'd highly recommend to anyone interested in London's lesser known South Bank history It's also fascinating to learn that the plaue Le colonel Mayer - De l'affaire Dreyfus à de Gaulle outside the house is incorrectmakes you think about how much Les Français sous le Second Empire of history is exaggerated Souvenirs : 1859-1871 or romanticized Not exactly what I'd call a page turner but fascinating for me as someone who has come to love the arttheatre hub 1812 : La campagne tragique de Napoléon en Russie of modern Southwark

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Life into the forgotten inhabitants of the house the prosperous traders; an early film star; even some of London’s numberless poor In so doing it makes them stand for legions of others and for a whole world that we have lost through hundreds of years of London’s histor. Actually I only read half of it It turns out GillianTindall was the author who wrote the book about Celestine that I also didn't finish and the story of Martin Nadaud likewise For me her titles aren't reflected in what she writes up to page 66 and still nothing about the house I read on to about page 122 and had started to learn a bit about it but not much She did the same with Celestine it was hardly about her at all