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This review is from: Eccentric London (Paperback)This book is inaccurate in the extreme. Although these are of course urban myths and legends and should be treated as such, the basic facts must be correct.
The author claims that "this book is the result of several years spent digging in obscure and dusty archive", could he not have spared another few minutes of his valuable time to check (and this is just one of many inaccuracies) that the Ritz was built in 1906, so an American visitor could not have possibly stayed there in the 19th century in order to shoot ducks from the roof.
Charles I didn't "wait until his deathbed to pronounce his adherence to the old religion" (Catholicism) because his head was chopped off in front of the Banqueting House in 1649 and his wife Henrietta Maria didn't move to Somerset House after his death because she was exiled in France.
The same goes for another book by the same author - "London's Strangest Tales" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Londons-Strangest-Tales-Quinn/dp/1861059760/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283701833&sr=1-5
London's Strangest Tales