London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets [Audiobook] download free by Peter Ackroyd

London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets Audiobook download free by Peter Ackroyd
  • Listen audiobook: London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Release date: 2012/2/14
  • Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780307473783
  • Rating: 9.48 of 10
  • Votes: 291
  • Review by: Braelynn Lea
  • Review rating: 7.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/20
  • Duration: 2H48M26S in 256 kbps (45.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AIFF, WMA, WAV, Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MPEG4, MP4 (compression AZW3, TZO, RAR, ZIP, AZW4)
  • Total pages original book: 228
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 19M30S (5.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface. There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge that leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; the sulphurous fumes on the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Highly imaginative and delightfully entertaining, London Under is Ackroyd at his best.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Urban & Municipal Planning, Guidebooks, Travel & Holiday Guides, Trains & Railways, British & Irish History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x203x17mm
  • Weight: 245g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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