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The Tunnel Through Time

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Crossrail, the Elizabeth line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-we... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Crossrail, the Elizabeth line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the old City core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptive book traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space. Archaeology disinters layers of actual matter, one may also disinter the lives that walked where many of our streets, however altered in appearance, still run today. 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, laughed, worked, prayed, despaired and hoped in what are essentially the same spaces we occupy today. As The Tunnel Through Time expertly shows, destruction and renewal are a constant rhythm in the city s story. A forensic researcher... an imaginative historical sensibility and way of revisiting the past as if approaching it through the back door that has both subtlety and poignancy Financial Times

Vorwort
The doyenne of London history travels over and under our great capital to reveal the layers of human existence underlying the Crossrail route as the new line through the heart of London takes shape

Autorentext

Gillian Tindall



Klappentext

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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    Titel: The Tunnel Through Time
    Untertitel: A New Route for an Old London Journey
    Autor:
    EAN: 9781448189885
    ISBN: 978-1-4481-8988-5
    Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
    Format: E-Book (epub)
    Herausgeber: Vintage Digital
    Genre: Sonstiges
    Anzahl Seiten: 320
    Veröffentlichung: 01.09.2016
    Jahr: 2016
    Untertitel: Englisch
    Dateigrösse: 32.4 MB