Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City
Paperback 320pp Illustrated
9781848870253   Product Code: 19974
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, never more so than in the 18th and 19th centuries when they vied to be the world's metropolis. Full of unexpected facts and larger-than-life personalities, this entertaining, informative history charts the love-hate relationship between the two capitals, from their gilded elites to their criminal underworlds, and shows how their rivalry fuelled the invention of the apartment block, the coming of the railways, the rise of consumer culture and the celebrity chef.