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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable Hardcover – 25 Sep 2009

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers (25 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0550104453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0550104458
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 4.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's a treasure trove ... --Robert Elms, BBC London, October 12, 2009

If The London Encyclopedia is your sage and venerable grandfather ... Brewer's [Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable] is your funky godfather, full of genial triviality and good humour ... --Time Out, Big Smoke blog, October 19, 2009

... if you have any interest at all in the story of London, you will find much ... to keep you reading.
--World Wide Words, Michael Quinion, October 31, 2009

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The legends, lore, locals, localities and lingo of London

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