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London's Bridges - Crossing the Royal River
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  photography by Sampson Lloyd & Keith Waldegrave - Text by Ian Pay

Stunning photography accompanied by fascinating and informative text.

London is dotted with iconic bridges, some of them the most recognised in the world; Tower Bridge is the
capitalʼs second most visited attraction. The year 2009 marks the 800th anniversary of the first stone London
Bridge, which was built by Peter de Colechurch in 1209. At about the same time, a timber bridge was being
built 22 miles upstream at Kingston. This would be the nearest bridge spanning the Thames to London Bridge
for over 500 years. Today there are 33 bridges crossing the river over a 23-mile stretch between Tower Bridge
in the east and Hampton Court Bridge in the west, the stretch known as The Royal River, the river on which
successive kings and queens of England – from Henry VIII onwards – have journeyed to their royal palaces
from Hampton Court to Greenwich.

Each of these bridges is featured in this elegant and informative book aimed at both the tourist and the lover of
London. Ian Pay, former managing director of The Evening Standard, writes about the history of the bridges,
and about the influential characters who designed and built them. He describes impressive feats of engineering
and looks briefly at the artists who have painted the bridges, the poets who have written about them, and the
composers who have arranged music in their honour and then played it across the water

Sampson Lloyd has been a professional photographer since 1978. He lives in England but his family has had close ties with Scotland for over100 years.

Keith Waldegrave is a staff photographer with The Mail on Sunday

ISBN: 9781904332909
Hard cover/jacket
128 pages (all in color)
110 colour photos
195 x 245 mm
Retail Price: $19.95
Your Price: $15.96 + shipping

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