London s cathedrals, churchyards, and cemeteries are the resting places of many of the most famous and colorful people of all times There are four chapters about Westminster Abbey, the hallowed home to Sir Isaac Newton in the scientists section, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens on the Poet s Corner, Elizabeth I And Mary Queen of Scouts in the Royal Tombs I love the Culbertson and Randall Permanent series books because they don t strive to be comprehensive Other cemetery guides become tedious lists of all the famous people jammed into a cemetery, but these books go for depth instead, collecting up biographies of a few choice permanent residents It s arguable you takeaway from this series than the others, where either you recognize the famous names or you don t.While Permanent Londoners spends a fair amount of time on the Magnificent Sev I love the Culbertson and Randall Permanent series books because they don t strive to be comprehensive Other cemetery guides become tedious lists of all the famous people jammed into a cemetery, but these books go for depth instead, collecting up biographies of a few choice permanent residents It s arguable you takeaway from this series than the others, where either you recognize the famous names or you don t.While Permanent Londoners spends a fair amount of time on the Magnificent Seven cemeteries Brompton, Highgate, Kensal Green, etc , it really shines for poking around inside landmarks that make up in history what they lack in acreage Four chapters explore Westminster Abbey one covers the Poets Corner alone Other chapters look into the Tower of London and St Paul s crypt That s worth the price of the book right there, as far as I m concerned.I also like that the book wanders as far as Windsor Castle, discussing the monarchs who chose to be buried at home, rather than in town.My copy was published in 1996, but I see arecent version came out in 2000 I hope someone allows them to update it for the current decade This is a thick guide to the cemeteries of the city, with a focus on the burial places of the rich and famous In London, that means royals, poets and writers, and historical figures It starts off at Westminster Abbey, proceeds to The Tower of London, covers St Paul s, Highgate, Hampstead and Golder s Green, then into South London and Windsor Along with directions and descriptions of burial spots, biographies or historical information about the person or grave marker is included There are bl This is a thick guide to the cemeteries of the city, with a focus on the burial places of the rich and famous In London, that means royals, poets and writers, and historical figures It starts off at Westminster Abbey, proceeds to The Tower of London, covers St Paul s, Highgate, Hampstead and Golder s Green, then into South London and Windsor Along with directions and descriptions of burial spots, biographies or historical information about the person or grave marker is included There are black and white photos of many of the tombs This is a book that I kept in my car to flip through whenever I was waiting and in need of a book It was great for that because I could pick it up and read a bit about some London cemeteries and people buried in them and easily put it down again So, now I m going to have to come up with another book like this for the car.