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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... more...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isnt the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks... more...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74
A humorous, historical dissection of London's strangest moments, events, locations and characters! Over 1000 years of the unbelievable-but-true tales and a unique travel guide to the strange! Beautiful new eBook format perfect for fans of the strange, the weird and the downright bonkers! Following in the bestselling footsteps of the Strangest series,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99
It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2015; US$ 41.95
This ethnographic account of the lives and multifaceted identities of six British-born third-generation Bangladeshis from East London asks whether they see themselves as Bangladeshi, British, Muslim, Londoners, none of these or a fusion of them all. It shows how young English Bangladeshis construct a new British-Islamic identity for themselves. more...
- Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.99
A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, Your best single maltmake it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young child,... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74
The tales tell that Charles the Second feared Britain will fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory tales for tourists. The legend began in 1944 when a raven spotted bombers over London. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11
<div>A short walk away from London's West End lies Notting Hill - one of the capital's most exclusive residential districts and a celebrity hotspot. But this outwardly genteel enclave has its shocking secrets. Streets of Sin delves into Notting Hill's distinctly murky past and relates the deplorable scandals that blighted the area from its development... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 5.82
London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95
One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, "We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men." Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (1769?1852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of... more...