9781849944564

Londonopolis A Curious History of London

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  • ISBN13:

    9781849944564

  • ISBN10:

    1849944563

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-09-05
  • Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd
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Summary

From above ground and below, from the outer suburbs to the inner city, and from the medieval period to the modern day, discover the wonder that is London.
Which tube station once housed the Elgin Marbles? What lies behind a Piccadilly doorway that helped Darwin launch his theory of evolution? And who named the Natural History Museum's long-tailed dinosaur Mr. Whippy? Londonopolis celebrates all the weird and the wonderful things that make London so magical, and whisks you down the rabbit hole into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums, and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the characters who populate the city, from cockneys to royalty, and peel back layers of time to uncover stories that grow curiouser and curiouser as they go along.

Author Biography

Dr Martin Latham has a PhD in history from London University and was a lecturer at Hertfordshire University before becoming a bookseller. He has managed Waterstones bookshop in Canterbury for over 20 years. He is proud of ordering the excavation of the Roman bath-house floor at his bookshop, paying for it with the biggest petty cash slip in Waterstones’ history.

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