I'd like to read about the history of Southwark and Borough. I've read some of the well-known general histories of London, like the ones by Peter Ackroyd and Roy Porter, and am looking for something that focuses specifically on the SE1 area. Does anyone have any good suggestions?
Thanks for these suggestions. The Richard Tames book looks like the kind of thing I had in mind - a shame there doesn't appear to be a paperback. Guess I'll have a browse at the library and see if there's anything I'd like to have my own copy of.
dee dee. Excuse my ignorance but what's a pm? Michael Collins is a childhood friend of mine (we were the kids that moved into the Heygate while he was living in Henshaw Street). For my sins, I'm still there though I did fly the nest and returned in 2000 to look after my ailing parents. I have two copies of Michael's book and would be happy to lend one to longlaner but I suspect he wants more of a general history book.
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