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Eight of the best books about London

Explore the big city's sights and highlights with these fun books


Posted: 25 April 2012
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The Ladybird Book Of London by John Berry (Ladybird, £4.99)
First published in 1961, this vintage Ladybird book harks back to a London past. Of a time when you could stroll up to the door of 10 Downing Street or ride an elephant at London Zoo… The narrator’s tone is at once companionable and instructive –like that of a school teacher who is both liked and respected. Factual information is interspersed with friendly asides – on describing Madame Tussaud’s, the narrator quips, “You must be careful of one thing; before you ask an attendant the way, make sure he is an attendant and not a waxwork figure!”

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