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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City by Jonathan Conlin

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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City by Jonathan Conlin

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"How nineteenth-century London and Paris rivalled each other, creating between them the modern city. 'A fascinating walk through two of the greatest cities in the world... The reader will never think of London or Paris in the same way again.' Amanda Foreman"

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"Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock Holmes was actually French, the can-can was English and the first restaurant served English food in Paris. Tales of Two Cities examines and compares six urban spaces - the street, the cemetery, the apartment, the restaurant, the music hall and the nocturnal underworld. The citizens of Paris and London were the first to create these landmarks of the modern cityscape. By borrowing, imitating and learning from each other they invented the modern metropolis and so defined urban living for us all."

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SKU GOR006255521
Title Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City
Author By (author) Jonathan Conlin
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2014
Page Number 320
ISBN 1848870256
ISBN13 9781848870253
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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