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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable Hardcover – 25 Sep 2009
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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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Whilst not a book the majority of people would read sequentially from cover to cover, it is the sort of book that anyone with an interest in London would love to dip in and out of. I'm sure each time they do so they would add to their knowledge of the great city. It is obvious that this book is the product of painstaking research and it is a credit to the author Russ Willey and his team.
In my opinion, this makes a really great gift for anyone with an interest in London to dip into. Recommended.
If you have any interest in London I think you need to own this five star book.
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great for just opening at any page and theres a little gem waiting ,could read it all day but dont want it to be over to quick.Published 22 months ago by M. Adshead
Great to dip into if time is short, but also diverting for many hours if you feel like it. Entertaining and informative.Published on 26 April 2013 by mrs mary foster
Brewer's dictionaries have always been a favourite of mine,books whci you can pick up,open at any page,and be sure to find something really interesting.Published on 28 Mar. 2013 by Bill W
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