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Londoners电子书

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作       者:Taylor, Craig

出  版  社:Ecco

出版时间:2012-02-21

字       数:326.1万

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Five years in the making, Londoners is a fresh and compulsively readable view of one of the world's most fascinating cities a vibrant narrative portrait of the London of our own time, featuring unforgettable stories told by the real people who make the city hum. Acclaimed writer and editor Craig Taylor has spent years traversing every corner of the city, getting to know the most interesting Londoners, including the voice of the London Underground, a West End rickshaw driver, an East End nightclub doorperson, a mounted soldier of the Queen's Life Guard at Buckingham Palace, and a couple who fell in love at the Tower of London and now live there. With candor and humor, this diverse cast rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant, men and women (and even a Sarah who used to be a George) shares indelible tales that capture the city as never before. Together, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly original portrait of twenty-first-century London in all its breadth, from Notting Hill to Brixton, from Piccadilly Circus to Canary Wharf, from an airliner flying into London Heathrow Airport to Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and down to the deepest tunnels of the London Underground. Londoners is the autobiography of one of the world's greatest cities.
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Dedication

Epigraph

Contents

Introduction

A Note About London

Prologue: Simon Kushner, former Londoner

Part I

Arriving

Kevin Pover, commercial airline pilot

Raymond Lunn, on arriving from Leeds

Jane Lanyero, on arriving from Uganda

John Harber, a tourist from America

Farzad Pashazadeh, on arriving from Iran

Getting Around

Emma Clarke, voice of the London Underground

Nicky Dorras, taxi driver

Emily Davis, cyclist

Craig Clark, TfL Lost Property Clerk

Noel Gaughan, driving instructor

Nick Tyler, civil engineer

Seeing the Sights

David Doherty, on Buckingham Palace

Bruce Smith, on Big Ben

Philip and Ann Wilson, on the Tower of London

Tim Turner, on “Londin”

Earning One’s Keep

Ruby King, plumber

Kamran Sheikh, currency trader

Mary Forde, publican

Ruth Fordham, manicurist

Loving One Another

Alina Iqbal, a love story

Peter Davey and Milan Selj, a couple who met on Parliament Hill

Mistress Absolute, dominatrix

Jay Hughes, nurse

Getting On with It

Nikky, Lindsay, and Danielle, students

Paulo Pimentel, grief counselor

Liston Wingate-Denys, personal trainer

Smartie, Londoner

Part II

Continuing Your Journey

Peter Rees, City Planning Officer, City of London

Davy Jones, street photographer

Joe John Avery, street cleaner

Jill Adams and Gary Williams, bus operations specialists

Paul Akers, arboriculturalist

Elisabetta de Luca, commuter

Gleaning on the Margins

Sarah Constantine, skipper

John Andrews, angler

Mikey Tompkins, beekeeper

Christina Oakley Harrington, Wiccan priestess

Feeding the City

Adam Byatt, chef

David Smith, Director of Markets, City of London

Peter Thomas et al., New Spitalfields Market traders

Climbing the Property Ladder

Ashley Thomas, estate agent

Robert Guerini, property owner

Stephanie Walsh, property seeker

Nick Stephens, squatter

Mike Bennison and Geoff Bills, residents of Surrey

Putting On a Show

Henry Hudson, artist

Martins Imhangbe, actor

Laetitia Sadier, singer

Rinse, rapper

Darren Flook, art gallerist

Going Out

Dan Simon, rickshaw driver

Daniel Serrano, cruiser

Emmajo Read, nightclub door attendant

Smartie, Londoner

Part III

Making a Life

Jo the Geordie, who stayed in Newcastle

Stacey the Geordie, who came to London

Getting Along

Ed Husain, commentator

Abul Azad, social worker

Nicola Owen, teacher

Guity Keens, interpreter

Lucy Skilbeck, mother

Keeping the Peace

Paul Jones, home security expert

Colin Hendrick, police officer

Nick Smith, eyewitness to the London riots

Mohammed Al Hasan, suspect

David Obiri, Jeremy Ranga, and Keshav Gupta, barristers

Charles Henty, Under-Sheriff of London

Barbara Tucker, protestor

Staying on Top

Stuart Fraser, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee

Toby Murthwaite, student

Paul Hawtin, hedge fund manager

George Iacobescu, CEO, Canary Wharf Group PLC

Living and Dying

Alison Cathcart, Superintendent Registrar, City of Westminster

Alex Blake, eyewitness

Perry Powell, paramedic

John Harris, funeral director

Spencer Lee, crematorium technician

Departing

Michael Linington, seeker

Rob de Groot, antique-clock restorer

Ethel Hardy, old-age pensioner

Ludmila Olszewska, former Londoner

Smartie, Londoner

Kevin Pover, commercial airline pilot

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Also by Craig Taylor

Credits

Copyright

About the Publisher

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