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This review is from: The Book Of Lists London (Hardcover)
No matter how familiar with (or tired of) London you are, this fascinating book contains nuggets of information that will entertain and intrigue you. The 'London Beer Flood of 1814' was just one entry that will ensure I never look at Tottenham Court Road in the same way again. For introducing me to Clarice la Claterballock, I give the author thanks.
If you enjoy Schott's Miscellanies or the TV quiz 'QI' you will recognise a similar delight in obscure trivia and startling facts. It's a wonderful book to dip into, but the clear layout and excellent index also make this a very useful work of reference.
Buy this book and fall in love with London all over again.