A great review from Marcus Berkmann in The Mail read it online here and enjoy a fine picture of Gerald Harper as Adam Adamant.
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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
A marvellous review from Ian Critchley in The Sunday Times (paywall to read).
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
Gregor Swiderek reviews:
London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing
“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: