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NEW YORKERS: A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE IN OUR TIME
John Murray Press, £25 (ebook £16.99)
Following on from his bestselling novel Londoners, Craig Taylor searches for the perfect snapshot of a different, yet still iconic city: New York. His anthological look at America’s most famous metropolis features unvarnished versions of the city’s past few tumultuous decades, from the people who know it best. His contributions throughout give clarity and perspective only when it is necessary; his own experiences of NYC are woven through interludes in an otherwise untouched treasury of anecdotes, showing just how powerful any one ordinary person’s story can be. From a nanny to a personal injury lawyer, a 911 dispatcher to a window cleaner, New Yorkers captures the unsung voices of its streets, skyscrapers and subways.