'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them'. George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hoctel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.
Where in London can you see dinosaurs? Who made London Bridge fall down? Where is the London Eye? Find out in this invaluable guide. Discover the famous sights and the amazing stories behind them. View places and buildings as you've never seen them before. Packed with photographs, maps, aerial views and cutaway illustrations, this book also includes descriptions of exciting websites.
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile charts the story of the French artists who took refuge in London during and after the devastating Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune. Following these traumatic events there was a creative flourishing in London as the exiles responded to British culture and social life regattas, processions, parks, and of course the Thames. Many artists returned to France after the Entente Cordiale in 1904, which in the case of the impressionists in general and Monet in particular, marked the culmination of an artistic project initiated in exile. New texts from a range of leading writers draw out key figures and events from this remarkable period, revealing the artists connections with patrons, art dealers and British artists, and considering both the contribution they made to British art and art education and the impact their cross-Channel experiences had on French art. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 170 beautiful works (including drawing and sculpture as well as painting), this significant and timely book shows us London seen through French eyes and illuminates a key period in this enduringly popular movement.
This critical and scholarly edition presents the complete letters of Henry James, one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters and addressing a remarkably wide range of topics, this edition is an indispensable resource for students and scholars of James, of the European novel and modern literature, and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism. Written between December 1876 and December 1877, the letters in this volume trace James's departure from Paris and his arrival and domestication in London, where he would live at least part of each year for most of the rest of his life. In London, James quickly becomes immersed in the social and literary life of the city and of the nation. He is invited as an honorary guest to the Athenaeum Club; dines with Lord Houghton, William Gladstone, Alfred Tennyson, Heinrich Schliemann, and "half a dozen other men of 'high culture'"; and continues his friendship with Turgenev, who lives in Paris. In addition to his regular production of critical and travel essays, he completes The American, contracts with Macmillan to publish French Poets and Novelists, revises Watch and Ward for book publication, and travels to France and Italy.
This handy pocket-sized guide is packed with ideas for things to do in in London, and includes a sturdy pull-out map to help you navigate with ease: everything you need for a perfect day out.From exploring the city's history at the Tower of London to admiring gleaming treasures at the British Museum - discover the essential sights of London with this great-value, concise travel guide and map.Inside London Pocket Map and Guide:- Compact format - about the size of a mobile phone - means you can slip it in your pocket on a day trip or short stay- Easy-to-use pull-out map shows London in detail, and includes a Tube map- Colour-coded area guide makes it easy to find information quickly and plan your day- Illustrations show the inside of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace- Colour photographs of London's museums, architecture, shops, cathedrals and more- Covers Westminster, Piccadilly, Soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Smithfield, Southwark, Chelsea, Regent's Park and moreOn a longer break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London for a more in-depth guide to the city.About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
This Deluxe Edition contains the DVD of Totally Stripped, a CD newly compiled from the live shows which has only one performance in common with the previously released Stripped album, plus individual DVDs of the three full length performances from Amsterdam, Paris and London. Содержание DVD 1: "Totally Stripped" Totally Stripped follows The Rolling Stones in 1995 as they recorded and performed stripped down versions of their classic songs in studio sessions in Tokyo and Lisbon and on stage in Amsterdam, Paris and London. The programme captures rehearsals, interviews, live performances and footage of the band in the studio to present the complete story of this unique period in the long history of The Rolling Stones. The newly edited version of the film contains previously unseen content and the performances are often very different interpretations of their songs. Длительность видео: 1 час 30 минут. С субтитрами на английском, немецком, испанском, французском и португальском языках. Содержание DVD 2: "The Paradiso", Amsterdam, 26 May 19951. Not Fade Away2. It's All Over Now3. Live With Me4. Let It Bleed5. The Spider And The Fly6. Beast Of Burden7. Angie8. Wild Horses Sweet Virginia Dead Flowers9. Shine A Light10. Like A Rolling Stone11. Connection12. Slipping Away13. The Worst14. Gimme Shelter15. All Down The Line16. Respectable17. Rip This Joint18. Street Fighting ManДлительность видео: 1 час 40 минут. С субтитрами на английском, немецком, испанском, французском и португальском языках.Содержание DVD 3: "L'Olympia", Paris, 03 Jul 951. Honky Tonk Women2. Tumbling Dice3. You Got Me Rockin'4. All Down The Line5. Shattered6. Beast Of Burden7. Let It Bleed Angie8. Wild Horses9. Down In The Bottom10. Shine A Light11. Like A Rolling Stone12. I Go Wild13. Miss You12. Connection13. Slipping Away14. Midnight Rambler15. Rip This Joint16. Start Me Up17. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll18. Brown Sugar19. Jumpin' Jack FlashДлительность видео: 2 часа 05 минут. С субтитрами на английском, немецком, испанском, французском и португальском языках.Содержание DVD 4: "Brixton Academy", London, 19 Jul 951. Honky Tonk Women2. Tumbling Dice3. You Got Me Rockin'4. Live With Me5. Black Limousine6. Dead Flowers7. Sweet Virginia8. Faraway Eyes9. Love In Vain10. Down In The Bottom11. Shine A Light12. Like A Rolling Stone13. Monkey Man14. I Go Wild15. Miss You16. Connection17. Slipping Away18. Midnight Rambler19. Rip This Joint20. Start Me Up21. Brown Sugar22. Jumpin' Jack FlashДлительность видео: 2 часа 02 минуты. С субтитрами на английском, немецком, испанском, французском и португальском языках.
Over the decades, London has become a diverse landscape for all forms of graffiti and street art. From the better-known artists, down to the constant stream of fresh new talent attracted to the streets, London is a graffiti artist's paradise and the images represent a London simmering with artistic flair. Featuring glossy photos of ground-breaking graffiti, London Graffiti and Street Art is the perfect companion for anyone excited by this most vibrant and changing of art form, and aims to give an insight into the creative output lost and found in and around the capital.
London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend - until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris. Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem. The most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in Lancashire have been found murdered. The clues in all three cases point to a single, untouchable man. Will Holmes recover in time to find the missing boy and stop a rising tide of murders? To do so he must stay one step ahead of a dangerous French rival and the threatening interference of his own brother, Mycroft. This latest adventure, in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the iconic duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which tests Watson's friendship and the fragility and gifts of Sherlock Holmes' own artistic nature to the limits.