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Review: The Mail

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A great review from Marcus Berkmann in The Mail read it online here and enjoy a fine picture of Gerald Harper as Adam Adamant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-2275097/Lets-sell-London-Bridge-chap-America-LONDON-BRIDGE-IN-AMERICA-BY-TRAVIS-ELBOROUGH.html#axzz2KEUY8LS4

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The Guardian: A review

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Read an almost embarrassingly lovely review of London Bridge in America by Ian Sansom in The Guardian here gu.com/p/3dh53/tw 

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London Bridge: reviewed in Icon magazine

March-13-cover-230x292Another wonderful review this time in the March issue of architectural magazine, Icon. The review is in the latest print issue, not online.

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London Bridge: reviewed in the The Sunday Times

A marvellous review from Ian Critchley in The Sunday Times (paywall to read).

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/culture/books/non_fiction/article1204260.ece

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Bidisha writes…

I am honoured to have been crowned ‘Dauphin of quirk’ by the writer, critic and broadcaster Bidisha.

“Travis has an ear for a yarn, a brain for history, a witty way  and – best of all – an eye for quirk.”

Read the entry in full here: http://bidisha-online.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/london-bridge-in-america-by-travis.html

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February 1, 2013 · 9:05 am

London Bridge… recommended by Stanfords books

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Gregor Swiderek reviews:
London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing
Travis Elborough
“A book that’s doing the rounds among Stanfords staff (testament to how interesting and well-written it is) is Travis Elborough’s London Bridge in America, which Gregor is just coming to the end of, though admittedly he’s slowing down so he can hold onto it for a little longer. It tells the story of one of the most peculiar events in Anglo-American history, when in 1968 Arizona’s McCulloch Oil Corporation bought London Bridge. Brick by brick, this 1831 London icon was dismantled before being reconstructed in the emptiness of the Arizonan desert. But the book goes a little deeper than a description of the event per se, shedding light on Anglo-American relations and stereotyped national characteristics.”

Stanfords Our Top 7 Reads for 2013:

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