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London Lore

Pub Date : 2012-03-31 | Author : Steve Roud | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781409036197
ISBN 13 : 1409036197

In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did 1920s working-class Londoners wear necklaces of blue beads? Who was the original inspiration..


London Sketchbook

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Graham Byfield | Publisher : Editions Didier Millet

ISBN 10 : 9789814068116
ISBN 13 : 981406811X

The essence of London, both grand and intimate in scale, is captured beautifully in this book of over 150 watercolour paintings and pencil drawings..


I Never Knew That About London

Pub Date : 2012-02-28 | Author : Christopher Winn | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781429941112
ISBN 13 : 1429941111

Discover hundreds of fascinating facts about London in this enthralling miscellany Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis, C..


A Dictionary Of English Folklore

Pub Date : 2000 | Author : Jacqueline Simpson | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780192100191
ISBN 13 : 019210019X

An entertaining reference on English folklore features 1250 entries that shed new light on the colorful history behind the holidays, legends, superstitions, traditions, contemporar..


Bizarre London

Pub Date : 2014-02-04 | Author : David Long | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781628739251
ISBN 13 : 1628739258

A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London. A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evid..


The Secret Lore Of London

Pub Date : 2016-05-17 | Author : John Matthews | Publisher : Coronet

ISBN 10 : 1473620244
ISBN 13 : 9781473620247

London is an ancient city, whose foundation dates back literally thousands of years into the legendary prehistory of these islands. Not surprisingly it has accumulated a large numb..


The English Year

Pub Date : 2008-01-31 | Author : Steve Roud | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141919270
ISBN 13 : 0141919272

This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year’s Eve to regional custom..