National Archives: The Buildings That Made London
The Palm House, Imperial War Museum, Horse Guards, St Paul’s Cathedral, Jewel Tower and Hampton Court Palace are amongst twenty seven landmark buildings explored and celebrated by award-winning writer David Long. ‘The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London‘ is a book to treasure. Josie Shenoy’s illustrations are jewel-like, rather reminiscent of the delicacy of Jane Ray’s work, while having an anatomical, ceramic, historic quality. They fit the tone perfectly.
Each of the selected buildings is described, from its history, development, to role, through a double page spread. The information is newsy, essential and really interesting. The illustrations demonstrate this development relevantly. Included, is a series of ‘bubble’ anecdotal notes.
This is more than a celebration of London; it is a celebration of British history, development and the nation’s role in the world, how it is seen, sees itself and its progress. The book concludes with information about London Today, and London’s world-famous transport system.
Bookwagon is proud and delighted to stock ‘The National Archives:The Buildings That Made London‘. We recommend it to homes and schools, certain that it will delight and inform readers of every age.