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Author: H.V. Morton

Originally published in 1951.

Journalist and travel writer Henry Vollam Morton was born in 1892 near Manchester, England and became an international celebrity by scooping the world's press in the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in the early 1920's. His followed this success with a series of extraordinary popular vignettes on English city and country life.

In In Search of London, Morton turned his traveller's intuition and reporter's eye for detail to the city that fascinated him since childhood—London past, present, and timeless. He explores the City and the Temple, Covent Garden, SoHo, and all the "submerged villages beneath the flood of bricks and mortar," uncovering layer upon layer of London's history. Morton follows the thread of imagination back and forth across the city, tracing unforgettable scenes: the Emperor Claudius leading his war elephants across the Thames. . .the grisly executions at the Tower. . .the world of Shakespeare, Dickens, and Queen Victoria. . .and the shattered yet defiant city of the Blitz as well as the postwar London of "ruins and hatless crowds." Morton's quest for London's heart reveals how its daily life is rooted in a past that is closer and more familiar than we might think, making the book as informative, entertaining, and rich in human color today as when it was written almost sixty years ago.

$18.50 (softcover)

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A Traveller in Italy

A Traveller in Rome

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