Giveaway – Londoners by Craig Taylor – 3 Winners – Ends 2/9/13

The Days and Nights of London Now–As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
by Craig Taylor
isbn 978-0062005861
Pub. date 2/5/13

Description: “Acclaimed writer and editor Craig Taylor spent years traversing every corner of London, getting to know the most interesting of its residents—the voice of the London Underground, a West End rickshaw driver, an East End nightclub door attendant, a mounted soldier of the Queen’s Life Guard. Now, in Londoners, this diverse cast of characters—rich and poor, young and old, native and immigrant, men and women (and even a Sarah who used to be a George)—shares indelible tales that capture the city as never before. With candor and humor, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly original portrait of twenty-first-century London, scripting the autobiography of one of the world’s greatest cities.”

London has been on my ‘to do’ list for years, but … it just hasn’t happened – yet. Thanks to Craig Taylor, it feels as if I’ve had an authentic London experience.

This is much more than a travel book that explains the geography, history and attractions of a city. This book goes right to the heart of what London is – the people. Each person has their own story and this book captures some of them.

Londoners is a collection of short essays written about people from all walks of life. They are organized topically by basic subject matter. The stories fit together as a whole, but each one stands on it’s own. This is a great book to pick up when you only have a few moments, but it’s also easy to tell yourself you’re going to read “just one more” and find that you’ve read a lot more than that.

The book gives wonderful insight to the people of London. I would love to see similar books about other cities and hope the author has plans for more.

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66 comments for “Giveaway – Londoners by Craig Taylor – 3 Winners – Ends 2/9/13

  1. Elise
    February 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I’ve never been to London, so this would be interesting for me

  2. Lesley F
    February 8, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Sounds like a great read

  3. Ed Nemmers
    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I would love to read the work of Craig Taylor!

  4. Lisa
    February 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    would love to read this

  5. Lucy Schwartz
    February 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    This is te typr of book I enjoy. It will give me a well rounded picture of another country and culture .

  6. tina page
    February 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    i’m an anglophile and would love this book

  7. Carolyn Robertson
    February 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  8. Kari Flores
    February 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    So excited to read to book, always interesting reading about other cultures. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. VICKIE H.
    February 9, 2013 at 8:21 am

    It would be interesting to compare some of our culture to theirs…

  10. Allison
    February 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Learning new cultures!

  11. Karri Steed
    February 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Looks good!

  12. Beth C
    February 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    this looks interesting

  13. Nicole C.
    February 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I would love to read this book!

  14. heather c
    February 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Would be interesting to hear all the different points of view.

  15. Veronica Garrett
    February 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    It sounds very interesting. Thanks.

  16. Lily Kwan
    February 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This book looks very interesting!

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