Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Triumphs of Big Ben

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An interesting book on the back history of Big Ben the world famous clock and bell in London. Goes into the original troubled build and the serious failure in 1976 that nearly destroyed the clock.

Clocks mark off and record passing time and fascinate in way unlike any other mechaincal device. This is the story of the big clock that has been at the heart of the British establishment for over 150 years.

Reading this book gives some insight into what makes Britain tick. (pun intended) The book shows that despite troublesome committees and contention between vested interests we still have the determination to get something great done.

For a short potted history of BigBen online see this link.
If you want a copy of your own check out the Advanced book exchange.

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