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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-02-21
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
A Note About Londonp. xxxi
Prologuep. 1
Kevin Pover, commercial airline pilotp. 7
Raymond Lunn, on arriving from Leedsp. 9
Jane Lanyero, on arriving from Ugandap. 18
John Harber, a tourist from Americap. 19
Farzad Pashazadeh, on arriving from Iranp. 22
Getting Around
Emma Clarke, voice of the London Undergroundp. 29
Nicky Dorras, taxi driverp. 34
Emily Davis, cyclistp. 36
Craig Clark, TfL Lost Property Clerkp. 38
Noel Gaughan, driving instructorp. 44
Nick Tyler, civil engineerp. 47
Seeing the Sights
David Doherty, on Buckingham Palacep. 53
Bruce Smith, on Big Benp. 62
Philip and Ann Wilson, on the Tower of Londonp. 66
Tim Turner, on "Londin"p. 67
Earning One's Keep
Ruby King, plumberp. 71
Kamran Sheikh, currency traderp. 74
Mary Forde, publicanp. 82
Ruth Fordham, manicuristp. 84
Loving One Another
Alina Iqbal, a love storyp. 91
Peter Davey and Milan Selj, a couple who met on Parliament Hillp. 98
Mistress Absolute, dominatrixp. 99
Jay Hughes, nursep. 102
Getting on With it
Nikky, Lindsay, Danielle, studentsp. 105
Paulo Pimentel, grief counselorp. 107
Liston Wingate-Denys, personal trainerp. 111
Smartie, Londonerp. 114
Continuing Your Journey
Peter Rees, City Planning Officer, City of Londonp. 125
Davy Jones, street photographerp. 132
Joe John Avery, street cleanerp. 136
Jill Adams and Gary Williams, bus operations specialistsp. 140
Paul Akers, arboriculturalistp. 144
Elisabetta de Luca, commuterp. 149
Gleaning on the Margins
Sarah Constantine, skipperp. 153
John Andrews, anglerp. 162
Mikey Tompkins, beekeeperp. 167
Christina Oakley Harrington, Wiccan priestessp. 169
Feeding the City
Adam Byatt, chefp. 173
David Smith, Director of Markets, City of Londonp. 178
Peter Thomas et al, New Spitalfields Market tradersp. 181
Climbing the Property Ladder
Ashley Thomas, estate agentp. 199
Robert Guerini, property ownerp. 204
Stephanie Walsh, property seekerp. 208
Nick Stephens, squatterp. 213
Mike Bennison and Geoff Bills, residents of Surreyp. 216
Putting on a Show
Henry Hudson, artistp. 221
Martins Imhangbe, actorp. 224
Laetitia Sadier, singerp. 230
Rinse, rapperp. 233
Darren Flook, art galleristp. 237
Going Out
Dan Simon, rickshaw driverp. 243
Daniel Serrano, cruiserp. 249
Emmajo Read, nightclub door attendantp. 254
Smartie, Londonerp. 259
Making a Life
Jo the Geordie, who stayed in Newcastlep. 271
Stacey the Geordie, who came to Londonp. 274
Getting Along
Ed Husain, commentatorp. 281
Abul Azad, social workerp. 286
Nicola Owen, teacherp. 289
Guity Keens, interpreterp. 297
Lucy Skilbeck, motherp. 302
Keeping the Peace
Paul Jones, home security expertp. 307
Colin Hendrick, police officerp. 310
Nick Smith, eyewitness to the London riotsp. 320
Mohammed Al Hasan, suspectp. 323
David Obiri, Jeremy Ranga, Keshav Gupta, barristersp. 325
Charles Henty, Under-Sheriff of Londonp. 331
Barbara Tucker, protestorp. 334
Staying on Top
Stuart Fraser, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committeep. 339
Toby Murthwaite, studentp. 341
Paul Hawtin, hedge fund managerp. 343
George Iacobescu, CEO, Canary Wharf Group PLCp. 350
Living and Dying
Alison Cathcart, Superintendent Registrar, City of Westminsterp. 355
Alex Blake, eyewitnessp. 360
Perry Powell, paramedicp. 365
John Harris, funeral directorp. 373
Spencer Lee, crematorium technicianp. 380
Michael Linington, seekerp. 385
Rob de Groot, antique-clock restorerp. 388
Ethel Hardy, old-age pensionerp. 392
Ludmila Olszewska, former Londonerp. 394
Smartie, Londonerp. 396
Kevin Pover, commercial airline pilotp. 398
Acknowledgmentsp. 401
Indexp. 405
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