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Craig Taylor

Londoners

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Here are the voices of London — rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men — witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed journalist, playwright and writer, who spent five years exploring the city and listening to its residents. From the woman whose voice announces the stations on the London Underground to the man who plants the trees along Oxford Street; from a Pakistani currency trader to a Guardsman at Buckingham Palace — together, these voices and many more, paint a vivid, epic and wholly fresh portrait of Twenty-First Century London.
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474 printed pages
Publication year
2011
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    Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyarishared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🙈Lost On Me

    Tbh i was thinking while i was reading, i choose a wrong kind of book, cause there's so much thing that really hard for me to understand, either because of the slang, maybe it just the writing is quite complicated for me.

    Overall, Londoners is about, well, london. Its about people live their life in London. Told and written based by the series of different type of people, different experience who live there.

    I've got quite insight about how London is after read this. The culture, the people, the city, the ins and outs.

    b7337673508shared an impression3 months ago
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    cansadadeserfelizshared an impression3 years ago
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    💡Learnt A Lot
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Quotes

    Maria Gaohas quoted5 years ago
    e, to walk under dark skies, to hear the rustle of trees and experience the consistent tempo, the pace, of life. It all seemed to make sense when days had mornings and afternoons and weeks had Sunday rituals. You were supposed to follow that rhythm each day and somewhere, I began to understand that yes, this is how life is played out. The cycle moves—growth, family, death. All this is blissfully dispensed with in London. Live your life in any way, London says.
    Maria Gaohas quoted5 years ago
    Every Londoner must have a story, I was told, but it’s not true. Some people retract when they come in contact with this city, like salt on anemone; they become lesser versions, and pine for the country. But more often than not, just the word “London” was potent and stirred up great emotion. I saw people’s faces twist into disgust, grin unabashedly, wince or sigh, roll their eyes or reminisce. London meant new beginning, hellhole, wonderland, too big, too foul, safety
    Maria Gaohas quoted5 years ago
    The day slipped past silently.

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