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David Matthews

The Days of London Past

The Days of London Past

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In "Days of London Past" the imaginative though mainly factual stories that unfold on a particular day in a selected century, bring that past vividly to life by using some of the famous individuals who have enriched London's existence.

If you have not before been familiar with characters such as Pepys, Johnson and Caxton, the stories in this book will ensure that you will become more intimately acquainted with the personalities behind the names.

The stories are so richly detailed with the knowledge we have of those times, that London itself becomes more real through the centuries.

The result is a thoroughly absorbing mini celebration of some of London's most famous characters and the London town they inhabited.

Having always had an interest in London History, Matthews decided to combine the two interests and see if a worthwhile project could emerge. This is the result.

About the Author

David Matthews was born in the East End of London in 1953, and spent all his formative years living in Shoreditch through the sixties and early seventies.

After working in the City of London for almost 40 years, he took an early retirement and found the time to indulge his fondness for the written word. He now lives in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, with his wife and two children.

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