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A compenium of the obscure and the quaint!,
This review is from: I Never Knew That About England (Hardcover)
My wife and I bought this book as a gift for someone - and we've joked that we'll be borrowing it back soon so we can look at it again!
Divided into local areas, the book gives potted histories on towns and points out the local claims to fame - especially if they tend to be a bit weird! It's contains illustrations and is very well laid out. 'Local Celebrities' are detailed, though they often turn out to be sinister type!
In a nutshell: If you travel a lot in England then this is one of those great reads which can charge up your knowledge of the localities you visit. It's by learning about the history and unique aspects of England that make you appreciate it, and love it more. By capturing the quirkiness - it captures the spirit of the places featured. Other reviewers have mentioned inaccuracies in the book, this is a shame, and I hope that future editions iron out those mistakes - but never-the-less, it's still an entertaining, light-hearted, yet illuminating read.
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK.
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