Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital’s rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past. Let time traveller Dr Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary periods in London’s history—the ages of Shakespeare, medieval city life, plague, coffee houses, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz.
“A must for anyone interested in London’s history. His research can’t be faulted.”—Liza Picard, bestselling author of Elizabeth’s London and Restoration London.
“London: A Travel Guide Through Time is easily the most engaging social history of the capital since the books of Liza Picard a decade ago.”—Matt Brown, Londonist.
The Wanstead Tap is in a railway arch underneath London Overground. The nearest station is Wanstead Park.
We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.
We’ve been receiving dozens of book orders by email and phone, and sending them out by post. Our special cycling volunteers are helping with local deliveries in Newham, Wanstead and Leytonstone.
Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.