West End Chronicles: A History Of The Heart Of London

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The streets and squares of the West End of London, some of the most famous in the world, have been home to poets and pop stars, world-renowned artists and revolutionary anarchists. They have been a playground of gangsters and gamblers, secret agents and religious visionaries. The exploits of these and many other colourful characters are recounted in Ed Glinert's latest volume. Packed with atmospheric incident and detail, it's a treasure trove of stories of the people, places and events at the hub of the world's most exciting city.

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Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, east London. he is the author of The Literary Guide to London and The London Compendium and leads a variety of walking tours around London. His fascination with people and place, the bizarre and the arcane, coupled with his forensic gift for digging out obscure stoires, is perfectly suited to this uniquely intriguing place.

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'the most pleasurable guide to the West End since the A-Z' Melanie McGrath, Seven good, gossipy, well-informed ... and Glinert's enthusiasm for the alleys and alleycats ... is infectious * Tribune * Everyone has their own experiences of the West End and Chronicles rounds up the best of them * The Independent on Sunday * good, gossipy, well-informed ... and Glinert's enthusiasm for the alleys and alleycats ... is infectious * Tribune *

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