Ren t reflected in what she writes up to page 66 and still nothing about the house I read n 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 Nothing I love than a London history and although this book is written from such a narrow perspective n ne hand The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness 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 somef the Dark Diversions other historyf London books I ve read also thee were people in here that I would read whole novels about As someone who lived near the South Bank Lili a un chagrin d'amour 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 amountf detail and research that must have gone into this book is incredible I d highly recommend to anyone interested in London s lesser. Be; they have gazed n the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes f London’s marshy south bank give way to a network f wharves workshops and tenements and then seen these too become dust and empty airRich with anecdote and colour this fascinating book breathes.
If you geek ut n intense history f very small neighborhoods this is a book for you It s Bankside at its most interesting If 400 years f history about ne small block is eyebrow raising then skip it A very interesting book How did a single house built in the early 1700s survive to the present day despite the rest Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance 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 manythers but then adds fascinating modern nes It has connections to the business f the Thames for hundreds Love! Valour! Compassion! of year to the British film industry and to Hollywood and to some remarkable charactersA fascinating read Actually Inly read half Scream of it It turnsut GillianTindall was the author who wrote the book about Celestine that I also didn t finish and the story Kumiko and the Dragon of Martin Nadaud likewise For me her titles Just across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral stands anld and elegant house Over the course Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion of almost 450 years the dwellingn this site has witnessed many changes From its windows people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare’s Glo.
Known South Bank history It s also fascinating to learn that the plaue The Purpose of Creation outside the house is incorrectmakes you think about how muchf history is exaggerated r romanticized Not exactly what I d call a page turner but fascinating for me as someone who has come to love the arttheatre hub f modern Southwark The house f the title was built n an earlier foundation in 1710 at Bankside Southwark just across the Thames from Well researched and fascinating book about the history f 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 Generally too bogged down in minutiae to tell a story Good for research but a dull read Microhistory f Bankside in Southwark mostly from the early eighteenth century to the present but with a look backwards to the Tudor heyday A Good Indian Wife of the area focussingn a single house that has unlike pretty much every building around it survived since it was first built under George I Lots Stage Fright of little nuggetsf urban and social history. Life into the forgotten inhabitants f the house the prosperous traders; an early film star; even some f London’s numberless poor In so doing it makes them stand for legions f thers and for a whole world that we have lost through hundreds Die endlose Steppe of yearsf London’s histor.
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Gillian Tindall began her career as a prize winning novelist She has continued to publish fiction but has also staked out an impressive territory in idiosyncratic non fiction that is brilliantly evocative of placeHer The Fields Beneath The History of One London Village which first appeared thirty years ago has rarely been out of print; nor has Celestine Voices from a French Village published