21 June 2010

Lost London; Hermione Hobhouse

Lost London Lost London by Hermione Hobhouse

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This could have been a really fascinating book, but the prose style was a bit much (how many "very important" buildings or "serious losses" were there? repetition tends to lessen the impact of those words). There was also minimal discussion of each building, another disappointing factor. Finally, there should have been more maps and more "after" photos. The redeeming quality was the photos of the lost buildings (lost to the Blitz, poor planning and deliberate destruction).

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