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From Blow Bladder Street to Quaggy Walk - The strange and interesting history of London street names: a miscellany by [Taylor, Simon]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 781 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Publisher: London Wall Books (19 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007010VSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,228 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I always wonder about how streets have got their name but never get as far as looking into it further. This book is full of snippets of info - I can now impress on my next visit.
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Interesting book giving information and history of many of London's unusual street names. I purchased the Kindle edition which was good value compared to the hardback
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London is full of odd names some are perhaps more obvious, Houndsditch for instance, others less so. This takes you on a trip round London that perhaps the monopoly board doesn't. How Pettycoat lane offended our ancestors or how a harmless name can really leave you up s*** street. it's all here, All i can say is read it afore you head to London and then look up the place names and see them in a different light.
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As an ex-pat Londoner I like most books about London, and this did not disappoint. Far from a comprehensive list, (what about Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, where the scissor sharpener worked at the end of the 1960's) but an enjoyable browse
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An interesting read, though not as extensive as I would have liked. Nevertheless, I'm glad I purchased it. I work in the City and enjoyed finding out the reasons why certain streets have the names they have.
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Really interesting but much too short. Enjoyable and informative. Will make you stare upwards as you pass through london town to peruse strange and wonderful street names but this volume needs more bulk.
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Great value little read. Some very interesting insights into the origin of names of London's streets which in itself helps to explain the meaning of words still in common English usage e.g addle
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I found this to be quite boring and full of pointless drivel. Normally I like books like this but this book did not get me really interested and I would not recommend it.
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