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The Resource London under, Peter Ackroyd

London under, Peter Ackroyd

Label
London under
Title
London under
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY. This is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study ofeverything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers and gang hide-outs. Thedepth below is hot, much warmer than the surface and this book tunnelsdown through the geological layers, meeting the creatures that dwell indarkness, real and fictional - rats and eels, monsters and ghosts. There is a bronze-age trackway under the Isle of Dogs, Wren foundAnglo-Saxon graves under St Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars liesbeneath Fleet Street. In Kensal Green cemetery a hydraulic device loweredbodies into the catacombs below - 'Welcome to the lower depths', while a door in the plinth of statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge leads to ahuge tunnel, packed with cables - gas, water, telephone. When the Metropolitan Line was opened in 1864 the guards asked for permission to grow beards to protect themselves against the sulphurous fumes, and called their engines by the names of tyrants, Czar, Kaiser, Mogul, and even Pluto, god of the underworld
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground areas
  • London (England)
Label
London under, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references aand index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29509087
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780701169916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29509087
  • (Sirsi) 29509087
Label
London under, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references aand index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29509087
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780701169916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29509087
  • (Sirsi) 29509087

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