A Much-maligned Town: Opinions of Reading 1126-2008

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“A dynamic urban city” – “A gloomy town with nightmarish traffic problems” – “A vigorous town, distinguished for an energetic individuality” – “Plenty of delights to satisfy an unprejudiced eye” – “Not quite like anywhere else” – “The whiff of boredom, wretchedness and despair” – “An intelligent and unpretentious town to live in” – “Not wholly Golgotha” – “A stupendous octopus”…

Great names discussing Reading: Defoe, Pepys, Dickens, Wilde, Betjeman, Graham Greene, John Peel and others.

This new edition of a popular title takes the comments about Reading back a further four centuries and forward another decade since its first publication.

Adam Sowan and illustrated by Peter Hay. Paperback, 210 x 135 mm, 96 pages, November 2008.

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