11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive, but repetitious and inaccurate,
This review is from: London Lore: The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city (Hardcover)
This enjoyable read offers a range of folklore and legend from across London, including some insightful comments on other writers and collectors in the field. It could benefit from severe editing, as several accounts are needlessly repeated, often in the space of only a few pages. Some glaring inaccuracies (e.g. "Newgate Prison was situated on the Strand where the Central Criminal Court now stands" (page 107)) make me wonder how many others I may have missed. The illustrations are generally excellent.