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The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names Hardcover – 28 Apr 2011
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"Will enliven a journey through even the dullest parts of the country." (Lonely Planet)
"Taggart has researched hidden meanings to reveal a patchwork of tall tales and legends that reveal the history of England's often oddly named towns and villages...If you want to know your wick from your ham and your ton from your bury, this quirky little hardback is worth picking up." (Manchester Evening News)
"Caroline Taggart...has carved out a niche for herself in user-friendly, wittily-written factual books." (Yorkshire Post)
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I love the melting pot of the British Isles, reflected by its weird and wonderful place names. Finding the origins of some of these names is a delight for the armchair traveller.Published 11 months ago by Pantherwench
Fascinating and packed with facts a gem to dip into, for reference and learn fromPublished 12 months ago by G. C. Palmer
Bought as a present for the other half because he'd started reading it in a holiday cottage we stayed at. I've been educated ever since! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joanna Chapman
Wonderful book, good price, but bought as gift and would like to have paid a little extra to have better quality paper i.e. white pages.Published 14 months ago by Susan Ann Whalley
This was also bought as a birthday present and was found to be really interesting.Published 16 months ago by Iris