I’ve just finished reading Londoners by Canadian author Craig Taylor (also a Londoner) and thought it’s too good just to leave on the tube. So I’ve decided to hold a giveaway and send my copy to one of you lucky lovely people who will definitely appreciate it.
Craig has spent many years interviewing Londoners – not the big names you see in the media or the authorities – but ordinary people like you and me, expats, born-Londoners and anyone whose life has been touched (negatively or positively) by this city. He steps back as an author and lets his 83 final interviewees speak for themselves. They tell us about their lives here, their first impressions, their worries, their stories and their hopes and dreams. Some are appalled by London; some live for it. But mostly, it is a book that is quite easy to relate to if you live in London yourself and therefore a fantastic read for the daily commute.
Want to win? Be a follower of LLO, share the blog link on Facebook or Twitter and then leave a comment telling me why you would love to read Londoners and your first impression of London when you arrived. I will choose a winer from a random number generator.
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I have shared your post on Twitter (bookettajane), Facebook and Google+ (Jane Hanbury). I originate from London but have lives away for 30 years now. I love London and I am always awed and inspired when I visit. I would love to read Londoners and hear other people’s thoughts about the city.
I have shared on Twitter and already follow you!
I can’t remember my first impression of London – I live in Essex and have been visiting London since before I can remember! But I know it’s one of my favourite cities in the world, and I’m always struck by the sheer amount of history it holds. I’m so proud of it! I’d love to read the book because I’m an avid reader and will read almost anything!
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I’ve never been to London, but I dream to next year. So, maybe I don’t qualify for this giveaway since my love for the far away city was vicariously formed (through people like you, actually), but I yearn to know, learn, read, hear more about it and hopefully, gather my own experiences to share soon enough.