Who were the people who built this glamorous, dirty, infinite metropolis, and what is it about their descendants that makes London such an exhilarating experience today?
The author goes on a quest in London to meet the people who have shaped the most cosmopolitan city in the world – but also to understand more about her own identity.
With Britain being more divided than it has been in a generation, and with many calling for an end to ’the experiment of immigration’, London has held firm.
No other book has ever captured the diversity of London in such a rich and remarkable manner. Where would London be without the hard work of the Irish, the sweetness of the Italians, the music of the Caribbean, the Indian food or the wealth of the Russians – to mention some of the communities that feature in this book.
It offers both a historical backdrop and insight about the British Empire and the immigration that has created London’s unique fabric. There is no doubt: every impression you have had about this city will change as you read this book.
Nazneen Khan-Østrem has written the ultimate book about Great Britain’s capitol.