Armchair tourists will take great pleasure in Craig Taylor’s immensely enjoyable present-tense portrait of Europe’s second-largest city.
True to its very long subtitle (The Days and Nights of London Now—As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long For It), Londoners is an oral biography of sorts: Taylor interviewed dozens of Londoners, from every walk of life, and each one of them speaks in his or her own voice. The results reminded us of Studs Terkel’s best books—as well as George Orwell’s.
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