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London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City by Robert Elms

London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

Robert Elms

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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781786892119

A personal journey - part anecdotal, part impressionistic - through London's constantly shifting cityscape by BBC Radio London's Robert Elms

4 stars out of 5
Nicholas Lezard
28 Feb 2019

"a freewheeling book that revels in the tales it tells"

...this is a freewheeling book that revels in the tales it tells — and it tells plenty... “This cockney saudade is a common malaise,” he says earlier, of a yearning for places one didn’t actually grow up in (as an East Finchley boy, I know exactly what he means). But if you are reading this newspaper, ideally on public transport, then you are a part of London, like it or not — and this book will help you see it through new eyes. It is a delight.

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