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- DescriptionParis 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 cturnal 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.
- Author BiographyJonathan Conlin was born in New York and later moved to Britain, where he studied history at Oxford. He went on to do graduate work at the Courtauld Institute and Cambridge, completing a PhD thesis on the early history of the National Gallery, London; his books include The Nation's Mantelpiece and Civilisation. He is regularly invited to comment on museums and broader questions of national heritage, on ITV's South Bank Show, History Today magazine and the Today programme.
- Author(s)Jonathan Conlin
- PublisherAtlantic Books
- Date of Publication05/06/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAtlantic Books
- Content Note35 b&w integrated illustrations
- Weight290 g
- Width132 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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