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Eccentric London Hardcover – 1 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843308967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843308966
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 1.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,654,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everyone knows about the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower, but Eccentric London focuses on the capital's less conventional history. This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader around the capital district by district, stopping at a range of unusual locations including the hatters Lock & Co., patronized by Napoleon and little changed since the early 18th century; Highgate Cemetery, with chains leading up through gravestones to tiny bells as an insurance policy should someone be buried alive; and Britain's smallest prison in Trafalgar Square. Eccentric London is an exploration of the hallmarks of London's long and chequered history, illustrated by Ricky Leaver's unique photography.

About the Author

Tom Quinn is the editor of the Country Land and Business Association's magazine and has written numerous books, including Britain's Best Walks and Hidden Britain (both New Holland), Tales of the Old Country Farmers, Tales from the Water's Edge and Last of the Line (all David & Charles). Ricky Leaver is a London-based photographer who runs the London Stills picture library: the only online picture library dedicated to the city of London.

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