As a chartered town planner, historian and international expert in heritage conservation, Philip Davies has been in the forefront of managing change to London's most important historic buildings and places for over 35 years, most recently as the Planning and Development Director for London and South-East England at English Heritage. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a Trustee of the Heritage of London Trust. Philip's most recent books Lost London 1870-1945 and Panoramas of Lost London (both also available from Welcome Rain) were published to huge acclaim. With over 40 years experience Derek Kendall is one of the most talented and respected Architectural and Fine Art photographers of his time. With his intimate knowledge of London's built heritage and an exceptional eye for detail, Derek's pictures have graced the pages of over 60 publications.
I am dazzled-positively dazzled-this is my book of the year, and you may quote me. I am just blown away to realize that I have walked past so many of these places without having any idea how fabulous they are within. Congratulations on a superlative achievement. -- Bill Bryson