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A Dictionary of Pub, Inn and Tavern Signs (Reference) [Paperback]

Colin Waters
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24 Mar 2005 Reference
A handy reference guide to the history of British pub signs, with illustrations of the most interesting.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Countryside Books (24 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853069140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853069147
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 16.2 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Generally Informative but not very Intriguing 18 Oct 2007
England is certainly well-known around the world for its pubs with the names, signs, and history being a good part of its uniqueness & charm. Books on this subject are quite rare, therefore it rates at least three stars. The book certainly has many pub names (around 3000), and naturally with 60 or 70 thousand pubs in the UK, one would expect a lot to be missing, but I was frankly surprised at all the famous pubs that were not included (e.g. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the Black Friar, Prospect of Whitby, etc. in London), nor many of the unique ones (e.g. the Bucket of Blood in Cornwall). FatBadgers website has a good list of strange pub names, yet you won't find many of them in this book. This book does have a few black & white photos of pub signs, but they're all the general ones you see every day. I would have expected photos of the strange pubs signs as that would have been much more interesting (e.g. the Silent Woman in Slaithwaite where a woman is holding her cut-off head on a dark night). Why not include pubs with strange backgrounds or stories? Bottomline is the book provides some background on many of the general pubs (and a few odd ones), but still misses out on being intriguing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting informative book 12 July 2011
On reading the other two comments I really do not know what they expected from this book. You got exactly what the title suggested.

I thought it was informative and interesting, just shows you cannot please everyone. but I thought it well worth a read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough information 3 Jan 2009
By ESau
This book contains lots of names but no more than a couple of lines are given to each in a dictionary type format. Left me wanting more information about the hows and whys behind the names. An in depth examination of fewer names would have made it a more interesting and useful book.

Elaine Saunders
Author: A Book About Pub Names
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great sourcebook for London Pubs 22 Mar 2010
By Carol A. Whalen - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book for my son who had been studying abroad in London for Christmas. He was delighted to see many of the spots he visisted while in London. While not every pub can be covered, a good many are and it's fun to see the descriptions of the names and origins. He said it brought back a lot of good memories for him.
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