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One of the world's greatest cities comes to life in this engaging little book. London: A Very Peculiar History™ takes a tour of iconic eras and landmarks, while also presenting lesser-known attractions and trivia. You'll find curious recipes for cockney delicacies, descriptions of “lost buildings,” and lists of royal residences, famous markets, classic film scenes, and more. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations with amusing captions and speech bubbles round out this irresistible London visit.
Jim Pipe studied Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University and spent 10 years in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He has written numerous nonfiction books for children, many on historical subjects. He lives in Dublin with his wife.