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SIR WALTER BESANT'S BOOKS ON LONDON.
Demy 8vo., cloth, with 125 Illustrations, 75. 6d.
LONDON. "What the late J. R. Green has done for England Sir Walter Besant has here attempted, with conspicuous success, for Cockaigne. The author of " A Short History of the English People" and the historian of the London citizen share together the true secret of popularity. Both have placed before the people of to-day a series of vivid and indelible pictures of the people of the past. . No one who loves his London but will love it the better for reading
this book. He who loves it not has before him a clear duty and a manifest pleasure.'--Graphic.
*“ London” is as good as a novel-better than many. It is a romance in which the writer has found inspiration. His
style marches with his narrative, his narrative is worthy of the events it records.'-Yorkshire Post.
Mr. Besant writes history as Thackeray wrote the chronicles of the Four Georges." - Standard.
Demy 8vo., cloth, with 131 Illustrations, 7s. 6d.
WESTMINSTER. There is nothing but admiration to be expressed as well for the plan as for the execution of the book. --Daily Chronicle.
An altogether fascinating book. Paper, print, and pictures are worthy of a text in which erudition, colour, and literary charm are alike conspicuous.'-Queen.
A fit companion for the earlier volume on " London." ... The author writes on his favourite theme with an enthusiasm and knowledge which would make a far poorer theme attractive.'-Daily Telegraph.
The volume is a delightful one ; and, having read it, one walks through Westminster with new eyes.'-Speaker.
Demy 8vo., cloth, gilt top, with 119 Illustrations, 18s.
SOUTH LONDON. *To all Londoners who realize the absorbing fascination of the great world they live in, we cordially recommend it as a worthy sequel to the author's previous volumes. It is written by an enthusiast who is also an accomplished writer, by a student who is a close observer of life; and it passes before the reader's imagination a series of indelible pictures which clothe our prosaic and monotonous South London with the romance which is due.'-Literature.
"No writer since the days of old Stow has done more to render the history and topography of London interesting to readers than Sir Walter Besant, whose remarkable trio of books on this subject has just been completed by this solid volume devoted to South London.' - Daily News.
Sir Walter Besant's "South London " has filled more than one evening for me quite delightfully. Read it, and read also the preceding volumes, "London" and
Westminster," and then you will learn the way to become a good Londoner. ... It is on the whole a cheerful and pleasant work, filled out with gossip and anecdote, and many a romantic story from history.'-Westminster Gazette.
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