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Richard Tames read History at Cambridge, took a Master's Degree in Politics at Birkbeck College, London, and was once Secretary to the Council of the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government. He now teaches for Syracuse University's London programme, is a Blue Badge Guide, and, among other mostra'n més things, has written Political London and A Young Citizen's Guide to the European Union. mostra'n menys

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Obres de Richard Tames

A Traveller's History of London (1992) 111 exemplars
The ancient world: The illustrated history encyclopedia (2000) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
A Traveller's History of Japan (1993) 82 exemplars
Step Into....Ancient Greece (1999) 68 exemplars
Journey Through Canada (1991) 52 exemplars
London: A Cultural History (2006) 43 exemplars
Anne Frank (Lifetimes) (1989) 38 exemplars
A Traveller's History of Oxford (2002) 38 exemplars
Life with the Pioneers (1996) — Autor — 33 exemplars
Helen Keller (Lifetimes) (1989) 30 exemplars
Muslim (Beliefs & Cultures) (1995) 24 exemplars
Amelia Earhart (Lifetimes) (1989) 19 exemplars
Clerkenwell and Finsbury Past (1999) 17 exemplars
The History of Ireland (1995) 17 exemplars
Feeding London (None) (2003) 16 exemplars
Anne Frank (Heinemann Profiles) (1998) 15 exemplars
Exploration into Japan (1714) 15 exemplars
Adolf Hitler (Heinemann Profiles) (1998) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Alexander Fleming (Lifetimes) (1990) 11 exemplars
Islam (World Religions) (1985) 11 exemplars
The 1920s (1991) 10 exemplars
Passport to Japan (1988) 10 exemplars
City of London Past (1995) 10 exemplars
Bloomsbury Past (1993) 10 exemplars
Political London (2007) 10 exemplars
Amazing History Facts (1997) 9 exemplars
Soho Past (1996) 9 exemplars
Encounters With Japan (1991) 8 exemplars
Engineers (History Makers) (2003) 7 exemplars
Frederic Chopin (Lifetimes) (1991) 7 exemplars
Guglielmo Marconi (Lifetimes) (1990) 7 exemplars
Take a trip to Libya (1989) 6 exemplars
Le Moyen Âge (1999) 6 exemplars
Louis Pasteur (Life Times) (1990) 5 exemplars
The City of London Book (2006) 5 exemplars
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1991) 5 exemplars
Earl's Court and Brompton Past (2000) 4 exemplars
Southwark Past (2001) 4 exemplars
London We Have Lost (2008) 4 exemplars
The first day of the Somme (1990) 4 exemplars
Les Chevaliers (2001) 4 exemplars
Japan (Country Topics) (2003) 4 exemplars
Nelson Mandela (Lifetimes) (1991) 4 exemplars
Anglian Images (1991) 4 exemplars
Traveller's History of Bath (2009) 4 exemplars
The Great War (1984) 4 exemplars
Covent Garden and Soho (2009) 4 exemplars
Vivre comme les Grecs (2003) 3 exemplars
Barking Past (2002) 3 exemplars
Japan (Journey through ...) (1990) 3 exemplars
Japan (Exploring History) (2003) 3 exemplars
Giuseppe Verdi (1991) 3 exemplars
Growing up in the 1960s (1983) 3 exemplars
East End Past (2004) 3 exemplars
Kyoto (Holy Cities) (1994) 2 exemplars
Verkenningsreizen in Japan (1997) 2 exemplars
Japan (Countries) (1986) 2 exemplars
Great Britain (Country Topics) (1994) 2 exemplars
Theatrical London (2006) 2 exemplars
Dinosauri (2006) 2 exemplars
Take a Trip to Iran (1989) 2 exemplars
Dulwich and Camberwell Past (1997) 2 exemplars
History of Canals (1996) 2 exemplars
People and Politics 1 exemplars
La monarchie (Gamma Jeunesse) (2007) 1 exemplars
Railways 1 exemplars
Φασισμός (2004) 1 exemplars
The East End (2013) 1 exemplars
(Port).Idade Media 1 exemplars
Cities (World History Program) (1980) 1 exemplars
Makers of Modern Britain (1982) 1 exemplars
Medioevo (2007) 1 exemplars
Garibaldi and the Risorgimento (1970) 1 exemplars
Nazi Germany (1985) 1 exemplars
Beroemde mensen 1 exemplars
Brentwood Past (2002) 1 exemplars
Le Temps des dinosaures (2000) 1 exemplars
Take a Trip to Iraq (1989) 1 exemplars
Queen Victoria (1975) 1 exemplars
Children 1 exemplars
Sir Winston Churchill (1974) 1 exemplars
Let's go to Lebanon (1989) 1 exemplars
Japan (Passport) (1993) 1 exemplars
Wagner (Life Times) (1991) 1 exemplars

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The Way We Lived (1997)algunes edicions178 exemplars
Monarchy (2002) 19 exemplars
Dictatorship (2002) 16 exemplars

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Mustygusher | Dec 19, 2022 |
A reconstruction of Elizabethan London written in the style of a contemporary guidebook, Shakespeare's London on Five Groats a Day does exactly what it says on the tin. It is fascinating to look at the city as it was in an earlier time, when the Tower of London secured the walls of the City and Westminster remained far outside them, old London Bridge hadn't yet fallen down, and the south bank remained largely rural (with notable exceptions like the Globe Theatre).

Richard Tames' book is full of interesting titbits and the guidebook gimmick mostly works. We look, on arrival in the reconstructed city, through the eyes of a foreign traveller (which I suppose we are). We become convinced of the daily life of Tudor England, its grime and routine and its "clatter and chatter in the courtyards" (pg. 34). The flavour of the place emerges, though unfortunately this does not extend to the writing, which is rather dry and hampered by the guidebook structure. Enjoyment of the book is limited by the fact there is no narrative to follow, no opportunity to cut loose one's imagination from our tour guide's path. Nevertheless, under Tames' direction Shakespeare's London shows itself to be a very interesting place to visit for a time.… (més)
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