Read Recently — April 2015 — Non-fiction

London Under by Peter Ackroyd

In this thin book, Ackroyd looks at what lurks under the surface of the City of London, UK. It’s an old city, so mostly what’s under London is more London. Different chapters discuss sewers, buried rivers, the Tube, the official government shelters . . . and the archaeology that’s been mixed up in all of them. Ackroyd wasn’t able to get official tours because of terrorism fears, but he writes poetically about what he knows. This is a good, quick read which fans of urban exploration, urban fantasy, and just plain urbans will enjoy. Recommended


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