• This is London, Ben Judah, Book Review
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    This is London

    This is London: Life and Death in the World City I picked up ‘This is London’ at Heathrow airport as I emigrated to Australia. The irony of reading about the city I was leaving behind, my home of the past 7 years, was not lost on me. Ben Judah, the author, is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has focused on his home city. He reveals the hidden London society that many of us have no awareness of. He speaks with beggars, bankers, coppers, gangsters, prostitutes, carers and witch-doctors to provide a compelling portrait of place, culture and of people. It’s a eclectic portrayal of multiculturalism in Britain in the nation’s…