This is the sort of book about a city that should be written for our American cities. In delightful style, history and story and factual data about places and incidents are blended in an introduction to the city of London. The past and present are brought into focus, adding to the book's charm and practical value. The author, whose knowledge and affection for the city are contagious, takes his youthful audience around the city, telling its story in so palatable a fashion that its history is painlessly conveyed, and enough curiosity stimulated to suggest further exploration both of city and other reading in the field. Pictorial maps in color and line spot drawings add to the flavor of the immensely readable text...The market? Carriage trade and public library travel shelves primarily, I'm afraid (in this country)- though teachers should know about it as good supplementary reading for geography and history. Ideal gift book for youngsters who are being taken abroad -- ten and up.