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  • Published: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114726
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704
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City of London

The History



'No one knows more secrets about the City of London than David Kynaston ... about what goes on behind the copper-plate facades of old City firms, or in the boardrooms of the gleaming glasshouses. Kynaston is the historian of the City' - Sunday Express

David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001, is a modern classic. Skilfully edited into a single volume by David Milner, it tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand.

This is a story of booms, busts and bankruptcies, dress codes, eating habits, pay, humour, changing architecture and the unique culture of the Square Mile which brings us up to the modern age.

  • Published: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114726
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704
Categories:

About the author

David Kynaston

David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. After graduating from New College Oxford, he studied at the London School of Economics. A professional historian, in addition to the four-volume The City of London, his works include King Labour: A History of the British Working Class, 1850-1914, histories of the Financial Times and the stockbrokers Cazenove & co., and a history of Britain between 1945 and 1979, Austerity Britain, 1945-51 and Family Britain, 1951-57.

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Praise for City of London

Wonderful... This is real history; living history

Sunday Times

Economic history at its most glittering

The Times

A work of breathtaking scope and accomplishment

Independent

Magisterial

Observer

Everyone should read David Kynaston's riveting history of the City: a subject too important to be left to the bankers

John Lanchester

David Kynaston is the great chronicler of Britain's recent past

Independent on Sunday

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