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Yes, it also happens to be a song by sung by Sting. But no, it has no relation to the book. Francis Marshall’s “An Englishman in New York” is based on a trip he took to America, and depicts various areas of the city with commentary and beautiful illustrations.

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Born in 1901, Marshall was known for sketching anything, and became a prominent advertising illustrator, creating a strong relationship with Condé Nast and sketching for both Vogue in London and Paris. He sketched street scenes, at the ballet, and of beautiful women. Mostly drawn in black and white, Marshall’s drawings are striking, detailed and full of life.

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Published in 1949, this book is a great for those who love the history of the post-war era, New York in general, or the work of Marshall himself. Due to its commentary on various aspects of the city, this book would also make a perfect gift for anyone wanting to, or going to visit the Big Apple. For more details head over to our online store by clicking here.

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