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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE AGE OF A.I.: AND OUR HUMAN FUTURE
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Greenwich
Charles Jennings

Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 04, 2001
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349112305
Price : 725

About the book

There is probably not a London suburb with more intense historical connections, more diversity and more astonishing buildings and artefacts than Greenwich. There are sections on MARITIME GREENWICH - home of the Maritime museum and the CUTTY SARK; ROYAL GREENWICH - Greenwich Park was Henry VIII's favourite residence and where he met Anne Boelyn; SCIENTIFIC GREENWICH - home of the Royal Observatory and GMT and of course The Dome itself...



What's it going to be like compared to similar vast jamborees - the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Festival Britain of 1951, what is that strange fabric stretched over those yellow spikes and WHO is going to settle in the 1400-home Millennium Village, to be opened in 2000, with the remains of the old gasworks lying a couple of feet below?


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Charles Jennings's book on Greenwich is the business- witty, erudite, readable... fascinating
His affection for the place is evident on every page... His book, easy and anecdotal in style is a reminder of why Greenwich, with its rich history, was an appropriate focus for our millennial attention
Charles Jennings's engaging history explores how ''a draughty bend of the river at Greenwich'' became a place of global importance...a rich tapestry of history
An ideal souvenir for any visitor wanting a straightforward account of the place's development from fishing village to backdrop to the Dome>
     
Charles Jennings
Charles Jennings was born in London and was educated there and at Oxford University. He is married with two children, and lives in London where he works as a writer.
Books by Charles Jennings
The Fast Set (HB)
The Fast Set (PB)
Up North (PB)