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LONDON A History

by | Read by Christopher Kay

History • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

Novelist and biographer Wilson's history of London encompasses much English history yet spends a fair amount of time on the modern city. It moves chronologically, but by an association of ideas sometimes hard to follow, especially by ear. A true conservative, Wilson is harshly critical of much in modern London, and he dwells too long on parochial concerns, of interest only to Londoners. Christopher Kay, a fine reader, provides accents, dialect, and even imitations, but his cultured, quiet voice belies, rather than expresses, Wilson's often acerbic tone. He is too urbane. Still, the book, if jaundiced and at times too narrow, is well written and, with Kay's help, gets the job done. W.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2004

CS ISBN 1419302787 $49.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 1419302809 $69.75/ $13.50(R) • Six CDs

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