*A humorous but informative user-friendly guide to Greenwich.
There is probably not a London suburb with more intense historical connections, more diversity and more astonishing buildings and artefacts than Greenwich. There are sections on MARITIME GREENWICH - home of the Maritime museum and the CUTTY SARK; ROYAL GREENWICH - Greenwich Park was Henry VIII's favourite residence and where he met Anne Boelyn; SCIENTIFIC GREENWICH - home of the Royal Observatory and GMT and of course The Dome itself...
What's it going to be like compared to similar vast jamborees - the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Festival Britain of 1951, what is that strange fabric stretched over those yellow spikes and WHO is going to settle in the 1400-home Millennium Village, to be opened in 2000, with the remains of the old gasworks lying a couple of feet below
An ideal souvenir for any visitor wanting a straightforward account of the place's development from fishing village to backdrop to the Dome - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Charles Jennings's engaging history explores how "a draughty bend of the river at Greenwich" became a place of global importance...a rich tapestry of history. - OBSERVER
His affection for the place is evident on every page... His book, easy and anecdotal in style is a reminder of why Greenwich, with its rich history, was an appropriate focus for our millennial attention. - SUNDAY TIMES
Charles Jennings's book on Greenwich is the business- witty, erudite, readable... fascinating. - TIME OUT
Jennings is blessed with a tremendous sense of humour and a gift for piercingly evocative prose - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Jennings is a spry reporter and an effervescent writer - FINANCIAL TIMES
One of the canniest social commentators in Britain today - DAILY TELEGRAPH