The Man Who Drew London

Wenceslaus Hollar in Reality and Imagination
Pimlico (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 7. August 2003
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-0-7126-6757-9 (ISBN)
The seventeenth-century London Wenceslaus Hollar knew is now largely destroyed or buried. It is a carefully researched factual account, but she has also employed her novelist's skill to form an intricate whole - a life's texture which is also an absorbing and occasionally tragic story.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Vintage Publishing
42 b&w plates
  • Höhe: 217 mm
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  • Breite: 154 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 328 gr
978-0-7126-6757-9 (9780712667579)
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Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, well known for the quality of her writing and the scrupulousness of her research; she makes a handful of people, a few locations or a dramatic event stand for the much larger picture, as her seminal book The Fields Beneath, approached the history of Kentish Town, London. She has also written on London's Southbank (The House by the Thames), on southern English counties (Three Houses, Many Lives), and the Left Bank (Footprints in Paris), amongst other locations, as well as biography and prize-winning novels. Her latest book, The Tunnel through Time, traced the history of the Crossrail route, the forthcoming 'Elizabeth' line. She has lived in the same London house for over fifty years.
"Her intention is that fact and fiction should complement each other. They do perfectly" -- Frances Spalding * Sunday Times * "With clarity of purpose and clarity of style, she has written a book that is both elegant and thoughtful" -- Michael Prodger * Sunday Telegraph * "Gillian Tindall is a tapestry maker. She finds patterns in history - woven from close research into people and places - that no one else would have the persistence and insight to pursue" * Independent *

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