This is London

In honor of the royal wedding (the hats! the dress! the pomp! the kiss!) I offer a little glimpse into London by way of Miroslav Sasek’s This is London. From the Tower of London to Big Ben to every cheery black cabby, Sasek’s book gives us Yanks a beautiful peek inside what makes London so special. First published in 1959, some of the landmarks from Sasek’s day no long exist, but the vintage flair and whimsy of historical anglophilia will live on. And while Beatrice’s hat may not have been my particular cup of tea, Sasek’s gorgeous book is and will remain so as long as the Royal Guards continue to stand.

2 thoughts on “This is London

  1. I stumbled across your blog while searching for this book. And I’ve spent an hour thumbing through and jotting down some great books that I love and have forgotten about or have never heard of but can’t wait to read! Thanks so much for sharing all of these great picks! My 2 kids are avid readers and will love some of these new pics! Love your blog by the way!

    • Thank you so much! I love getting emails like this! I’d love to hear what books your kids are reading, too – I’ll be sure to include reviews of their favorites!

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