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characters The House by the Thames And the People Who Lived There ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Just across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral stands an old and elegant house Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes From iLife into the forgotten inhabitants of the house the prosperous traders; an early film star; even some of London’s numberless poor In so doing it makes them stand for legions of others and for a whole world that we have lost through hundreds of years of London’s histor. The house of the title was built on an earlier foundation in 1710 at Bankside Southwark just across the Thames from St Paul's Cathedral and today a stone's throw from both the Tate Modern gallery and the new Globe Theater The author has traced through meticulous archival research the history of this tiny piece of London real estate and its neighborhood since Roman times bringing evolving London alive in the process of doing so A model history of place although the wealth of historical detail presented meant that the narrative occasionally moved a little slowly for a casual reader like me

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral stands an old and elegant house Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes From its windows people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare’s Glo. Nothing I love than a London history and although this book is written from such a narrow perspective on one hand on another it's not Reading this is like sitting down and gossiping with the most historically knowledgeable person you know and its funny in places as well as sadFar less pompous than some of the other history of London books I've read also thee were people in here that I would read whole novels about

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The House by the Thames And the People Who Lived ThereBe; they have gazed on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes of London’s marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves workshops and tenements and then seen these too become dust and empty airRich with anecdote and colour this fascinating book breathes. A very interesting book How did a single house built in the early 1700s survive to the present day despite the rest of the street being swept away by time and neglect Nestling as it does between the new Globe and the Tate Modern it has some fascinating stories to tellThis is a very interesting book that for me really came alive towards the end She debunks the supposed direct connections with Wren with Shakespeare and Johnson and many others but then adds fascinating modern ones It has connections to the business of the Thames for hundreds of year to the British film industry and to Hollywood and to some remarkable charactersA fascinating read