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This review is from: Do Not Pass Go: From the Old Kent Road to Mayfair (Paperback)
Did you know that Leicester Square was once home to a woman who claimed to have given birth to fifteen rabbits? That Liberty's department store is made out of a battleship that helped sink Napoleon? And that you don't have to pay parking fines on electric cars in Westminster?
If you're the kind of person who found Schott's Miscellany interesting, but too full of things you either already knew or could find with very little difficulty on the net, you'd love this book - which is not only full of brilliant research but also really very funny indeed. It's a great read as a narrative, but dip into any page at random and you'll find the most extraordinary things about London, Monopoly,and just life's rich tapestry in general.