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Everything You Know About London is Wrong
Author: Matt Brown

ISBN: 9781849943604
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 24 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.2 x 19.5 x 2.5
Description:
A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in London's history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through history and the city's character. Think that the tower that holds Big Ben is called St Stephen's Tower? Think again - it was called the Clock Tower until 2012 when it was renamed the Elizabeth Tower. Think that the Union Flag flying over Buckingham Palace means the Queen is home? Think again - it means that she's elsewhere, doing other Queenish things.

Packed with details on real London history, it explodes a range of myths from the ridiculously short distances between some London tube stations to the lamp on Carting (or 'Farting') Lane that runs on gas from the city's sewers. Myths regarding London's arts, entertainment, food, drink, kings and queens, traditions as well as politics are all covered, to give you a fascinating insight into the true capital.

About the Author

Matt Brown holds degrees in Chemistry (BSc) and Biomolecular Science (MRes). He has served as a scientific editor and writer at both Reed Elsevier andNature Publishing Group, and has ...

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