The Tunnel Through Time

Gillian Tindall
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"Tindall is a sure-footed, even revelatory guide to the treasures of London that Crossrail has unintentionally brought to our notice" (Jerry White, the Guardian).
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Crossrail, the 'Elizabeth' line, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the city and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, Gillian Tindall traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space.

The Tunnel Through Time uncovers the lives of those who walked where many of our streets still run. These people spoke the names of ancient farms, manors and slums that now belong to our squares and tube stations. They endured the cycle of the seasons as we do; they ate, drank, worked and laughed in what are essentially the same spaces we occupy today. As Tindall expertly shows, destruction and renewal are a constant rhythm in London's story.
 

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ISBN 9780099587798
Publisher VINTAGE
Format Paperback
Publication date 7 Sep 2017

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