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    Book review: Nairn's London by Ian Nairn

    Nairn’s brilliantly witty and astute observations on London’s built heritage from Uxbridge to Dagenham or, as he put it, a list of his ‘subjective maunderings’. First published in 1966 Nairn was spot on when he said that ‘what London needs is a new Nash’ who can see beyond tawdry speculation. We didn’t get one though. Just go down to Canary Wharf and weep at the lost opportunities to inject some humanity into the place. This book may be nearly 50 years old but it’s still on the money.



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