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Publisher Description

“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . London tracks the history of the English capital from the days of the Celts until the present time. . . . Breathtaking.”—The Orlando Sentinel

A master of epic historical fiction, Edward Rutherford gives us a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through his saga of ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of a half-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the Old World.

Praise for London

“Remarkable . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.”—The New York Times

“Hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war.”The Times (London)

“Fascinating . . . A sprawling epic.”San Francisco Chronicle

Fiction & Literature
May 14
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

usajgb3 ,

Great read

Captivating reading with a brilliant blend of history and fictional characters and events that bring the history of London alive.

FrenchyAl ,

Entertaining book about London

It is now a book easy to read. The characters story is taking too much from the real history side. More historical details would have been great.

Beni's dad ,

Great Read

This book brought London to life. The narrative is inviting and the structure keeps the reader engaged. If you are traveling to London, this book is a required pre-read. Spectacular!

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