Recently published, this colourful, detailed account
follows a year at the Tower of London, explaining how the
150 residents and others facilitate the unique experience
for visitors, while guarding and maintaining our priceless
heritage, without costing the taxpayer a penny.
The Tower of London has fascinated people for many centuries, but how much do we know about what happens there today? By tracing its comings and goings over a year, Poppies, Pomp & People gives a unique insight into the modern Tower- the ceremonies, the celebrations, the experience of living in this historic landmark, and all the people –visitors and staff – who make it work.
Lord Dannatt, Constable, pointed out in the book’s foreword, ‘Chris West has captured the story in a delightful way… I congratulate him for his achievement and commend this book to all who want to get a real feel for life inside the Tower of London today.