Londoners

Londoners

The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

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In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who “love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it,” from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. Published just in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Londoners is a glorious literary celebration of one of the world’s truly great cities.

CRAIG TAYLOR is an acclaimed writer, playwright, and editor. He is the author of One Million Tiny Plays About Britain and Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century, and he edits the literary magazine Five Dials. He lives in London.

作品目录

  1. Dedication
  2. Epigraph
  3. Introduction
  4. A Note About London
  5. Prologue
  6. PART I
  7. Arriving
  8. KEVIN POVER Commercial airline pilot
  9. RAYMOND LUNN On arriving from Leeds
  10. JANE LANYERO On arriving from Uganda
  11. JOHN HARBER A tourist from America
  12. FARZAD PASHAZADEH On arriving from Iran
  13. Getting Around
  14. EMMA CLARKE Voice of the London Underground
  15. NICKY DORRAS Taxi driver
  16. EMILY DAVIS Cyclist
  17. CRAIG CLARK TfL Lost Property Clerk
  18. NOEL GAUGHAN Driving instructor
  19. NICK TYLER Civil engineer
  20. Seeing the Sights
  21. DAVID DOHERTY On Buckingham Palace
  22. BRUCE SMITH On Big Ben
  23. PHILIP AND ANN WILSON On the Tower of London
  24. TIM TURNER On “Londin”
  25. Earning One’s Keep
  26. RUBY KING Plumber
  27. KAMRAN SHEIKH Currency trader
  28. MARY FORDE Publican
  29. RUTH FORDHAM Manicurist
  30. Loving One Another
  31. ALINA IQBAL A love story
  32. PETER DAVEY AND MILAN SELJ A couple who met on Parliament Hill
  33. MISTRESS ABSOLUTE Dominatrix
  34. JAY HUGHES Nurse
  35. Getting On with It
  36. NIKKY, LINDSAY, AND DANIELLE Students
  37. PAULO PIMENTEL Grief counselor
  38. LISTON WINGATE-DENYS Personal trainer
  39. SMARTIE Londoner
  40. PART II
  41. Continuing Your Journey
  42. PETER REES City Planning Officer, City of London
  43. DAVY JONES Street photographer
  44. JOE JOHN AVERY Street cleaner
  45. JILL ADAMS AND GARY WILLIAMS Bus operations specialists
  46. PAUL AKERS Arboriculturalist
  47. ELISABETTA DE LUCA Commuter
  48. Gleaning on the Margins
  49. SARAH CONSTANTINE Skipper
  50. JOHN ANDREWS Angler
  51. MIKEY TOMPKINS Beekeeper
  52. CHRISTINA OAKLEY HARRINGTON Wiccan priestess
  53. Feeding the City
  54. ADAM BYATT Chef
  55. DAVID SMITH Director of Markets, City of London
  56. Climbing the Property Ladder
  57. ASHLEY THOMAS Estate agent
  58. ROBERT GUERINI Property owner
  59. STEPHANIE WALSH Property seeker
  60. NICK STEPHENS Squatter
  61. MIKE BENNISON AND GEOFF BILLS Residents of Surrey
  62. Putting On a Show
  63. HENRY HUDSON Artist
  64. MARTINS IMHANGBE Actor
  65. LAETITIA SADIER Singer
  66. RINSE Rapper
  67. DARREN FLOOK Art gallerist
  68. Going Out
  69. DAN SIMON Rickshaw driver
  70. DANIEL SERRANO Cruiser
  71. EMMAJO READ Nightclub door attendant
  72. SMARTIE Londoner
  73. PART III
  74. Making a Life
  75. JO THE GEORDIE
  76. STACEY THE GEORDIE Who came to London
  77. Getting Along
  78. ED HUSAIN
  79. ABUL AZAD Social worker
  80. NICOLA OWEN Teacher
  81. GUITY KEENS Interpreter
  82. LUCY SKILBECK Mother
  83. Keeping the Peace
  84. PAUL JONES Home security expert
  85. COLIN HENDRICK Police officer
  86. NICK SMITH Eyewitness to the London riots
  87. MOHAMMED AL HASAN Suspect
  88. DAVID OBIRI, JEREMY RANGA, AND KESHAV GUPTA Barristers
  89. CHARLES HENTY Under-Sheriff of London
  90. BARBARA TUCKER Protester
  91. Staying on Top
  92. STUART FRASER Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee
  93. TOBY MURTHWAITE Student
  94. PAUL HAWTIN Hedge fund manager
  95. GEORGE IACOBESCU CEO, Canary Wharf Group PLC
  96. Living and Dying
  97. ALISON CATHCART Superintendent Registrar, City of Westminster
  98. ALEX BLAKE Eyewitness
  99. PERRY POWELL Paramedic
  100. JOHN HARRIS Funeral director
  101. SPENCER LEE Crematorium technician
  102. Departing
  103. MICHAEL LININGTON Seeker
  104. ROB DE GROOT Antique-clock restorer
  105. ETHEL HARDY Old-age pensioner
  106. LUDMILA OLSZEWSKA Former Londoner
  107. SMARTIE Londoner
  108. KEVIN POVER Commercial airline pilot
  109. Index
  110. Acknowledgments
  111. About the Author
  112. Credits
  113. Copyright
  114. About the Publisher
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