Monday, July 23, 2012

Five notable books on London

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on London:
City of Ravens
by Boria Sax

According to legend, Charles II warned that if there were no ravens at the Tower of London, the British Nation would collapse. The truth behind how these clever birds became tourist attractions is unpacked by natural historian Boria Sax, who combines a study of the storied relationship between humans and ravens with a romp through London's recent history. The result is a captivating exploration of how we make myths and endow animals with unique meaning.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: Five novels on the spirit and history of London.

--Marshal Zeringue