Lived in London
Blue Plaques and The Stories Behind Them
ISBN10: 0300148712 ISBN13: 9780300148718 Contributors: Fry, Stephen Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Aug 18 2009 Pages: 637 Weight: 7.15lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 10.00" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
Described by Disraeli as "a roost for every bird," London has been home to figures as varied as Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 1866 the city has commemorated the link between notable figures and the buildings in which they lived and work through a series of blue plaques. Lived in London provides an introduction to the many people and buildings honored through this program that connects people and place, drawing out the human element of the historic environment and helping to save a number of London's buildings from demolition.