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The Capital Companion

by Peter Gibson

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THE CAPITAL COMPANION IS A UNIQUE DIRECTORY OF CENTRAL LONDON AND THE FASCINATING MIX OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED IN THIS GREAT AND HISTORIC CITY SINCE THE DAYS OF ELIZABETH I. THE BOOK IS A MINE OF INFORMATION WITH MORE THAN 1200 ALPHABETICAL ENTRIES OF THE FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS RESIDENTS OF LONDON AND THE RELEVANT STREET NAMES SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK UP CARLTON GARDENS, FOR EXAMPLE, AND SEE THAT NAPOLEON III, LORD KITCHENER, LORD PALMERSTON, VISCOUNT CURZON, AJ BALFOUR, GENERAL DE GAULLE AND WE GLADSTONE ALL LIVED THERE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THE BOOK IS A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN CHARACTER OF LONDON. THE AUTHOR HAS ADDED A LIST OF THE FAMOUS BLUE PLAQUES AND OTHER COMMEMORATIVE TABLETS AND STATUES TO THE FAMOUS, AND WITH THE BIRTHDAY, ASTROLOGICAL AND SAINTS' FEAST DAY CHART, THIS IS A DIVERTING AND VALUABLE BOOK BOTH FOR VISITORS TO LONDON AND FOR LONDONERS THEMSELVES.… (more)
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THE CAPITAL COMPANION IS A UNIQUE DIRECTORY OF CENTRAL LONDON AND THE FASCINATING MIX OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED IN THIS GREAT AND HISTORIC CITY SINCE THE DAYS OF ELIZABETH I. THE BOOK IS A MINE OF INFORMATION WITH MORE THAN 1200 ALPHABETICAL ENTRIES OF THE FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS RESIDENTS OF LONDON AND THE RELEVANT STREET NAMES SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK UP CARLTON GARDENS, FOR EXAMPLE, AND SEE THAT NAPOLEON III, LORD KITCHENER, LORD PALMERSTON, VISCOUNT CURZON, AJ BALFOUR, GENERAL DE GAULLE AND WE GLADSTONE ALL LIVED THERE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THE BOOK IS A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN CHARACTER OF LONDON. THE AUTHOR HAS ADDED A LIST OF THE FAMOUS BLUE PLAQUES AND OTHER COMMEMORATIVE TABLETS AND STATUES TO THE FAMOUS, AND WITH THE BIRTHDAY, ASTROLOGICAL AND SAINTS' FEAST DAY CHART, THIS IS A DIVERTING AND VALUABLE BOOK BOTH FOR VISITORS TO LONDON AND FOR LONDONERS THEMSELVES.

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