Thursday, 28 August 2008
This is London
I've just had a delivery from Amazon, which always makes me smile, BOOKS! Among which I received This is London, illustrated and written by Miroslav Sasek, he was inspired to create this series (18 different countries in all) after a visit to Paris.
What is beautiful, aside from the gorgeous illustrations is the snapshot of 1960's life they capture, from attitudes, dress sense and even colour.
My version is a reprint but has footnotes about modern day London. The tone of voice is just wonderful, I imagine it could enthrall adult and child alike.
"Queuing is for a Londoner a kind of sport" and "This is a street-cleaner. At the end of all things comes the broom".
Just wonderful, I want to go off exploring London town.