What's the Best London History Book?
This is my shortlist.
Words and pictures by Matt Brown.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat,
I want a book on history; so what you reading, Matt?
I’ll tell you what I’m re-reading. Peter Ackroyd’s magisterial, ulna-snapping London The Biography. Now almost a quarter-century old, it’s fascinating to see how well this non-fiction masterpiece has aged. And I’m such a g…