This is London

Life and Death in the World City

4.02 based on 427 ratings & 56 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 28.01.2016
ISBN: 9781447274803
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'Judah grabs hold of London and shakes out its secrets' The Economist

This is London in the eyes of its beggars, bankers, coppers, gangsters, carers, witch-doctors and sex workers.

This is London in the voices of Arabs, Afghans, Nigerians, Poles, Romanians and Russians.

This is London as you've never seen it before.

'An eye-opening investigation into the hidden immigrant life of the city' Sunday Times

'Full of nuggets of unexpected information about the lives of others . . . It recalls the journalism of Orwell' Financial Times

In the media

[A] remarkable study of the modern city . . . A timely insight into how we live now
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A revelatory work, full of nuggets of unexpected information about the lives of others . . . [Judah] is a fine, intrepid reporter
Financial Times
Judah is brilliant at winning the confidence of London's immigrant poor and encouraging them to talk . . . In terms of getting under the skin of a small part of England, Judah has written the most impressive book since Nick Davies' Dark Heart . . . Work like this is vital in reminding the middle classes that poverty - the filthy and beggarly poverty of soul-destroying drudgery and an empty stomach - is more than a set of figures in the negative column of the UK PLC balance sheet. It is an ineradicable feature of the economic system on which much of the middle classes' own prosperity depends
Little Atoms