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Derelict London

BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
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#1
Derelict London - Paul Talling
ISBN 978-1-905-21143-2

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This little paperback is a collection of over a hundred pictures of derelict buildings all over London, each with a facing page of history. Only a few buildings have more than one picture, but it's a really good little guidebook - if I lived in London, this would be a great starting list for urban exploration.
 

Styru

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#2
Just this second been given a copy of this (a supprisingly well thought out 'Secret Santa' present from one of the nurses @ work)

I'll second what Ben says - mainly external views - but an interesting little "shopping list" for anyone in London.

(although I notice the cover price is £9.99 - our budget was £10 - where's my penny you tight-wads? - I spent the full tenner on you!)
 
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Els

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#3
One thing to be careful of though, is to make sure that what ever building you wanna check out aint since been demo-ed or converted or there will be tears before bedtime :-(
 

Styru

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#5
true of all books really. by the time they are out they are already dated. TBH I was just chuffed that someone at work had put a little effort into buying my pressie!
 

Oxygen Thief

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#6
I started going through the book systematically, there wasn't a lot left IIRC.

Edit: It's actually Harry's book, I borrowed it about a year ago.
 

Bone

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#7
I have been a frequent visitor to Pauls web site for years, some of my old haunts there from my London days. A bit of nostalga every now and then ....... wonderful.
 

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