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Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places by [Long, David]
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"Fascinating and handsome and informative and all those things...a
SPLENDID book." -- Robert Elms - BBC Radio London, 5 July 2007

'Long brings a genuine pleasure to his subject..and encourages his
readers to look at London with an unceasing curiosity.' -- The London Magazine, November 2006

Marvel at the funky mix of old and new in a book which lifts the lid on London's strangest places.
-- Ben Welch, Docklands 24, 27 June 2007

`Long's a good storyteller and his conversational tone
gives you the sense that he's there with you on
your virtual tour of the city.' -- The Pass, November 2006

From the Author

Since publishing this and its predecessor, Spectacular
Vernacular, it's become apparent that, whilst there are literally thousands
of books on London, old and new, there's a real appetite for ones which go
beyond the obvious. In particular I've discovered I'm not the only one to
spend time wondering what that odd building is, what exactly goes on in
that one over there, or what sort of a madman would build that. Plenty of
people don't notice the odd ones, or hurry by them each morning without
giving them a second thought, but I can't resist finding out what's what,
digging a bit deeper, and as often not I'm rewarded with stories which are
as entertaining as they are strange, as unexpected as they are delightful.
And fortunately, if my postbag is anything to go by, there are plenty more
out there just like me. This book's for them.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 26147 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; Reprint edition (30 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XL1PRU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #206,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Very illuminating insight into areas of London I thought I knew fairly well. Good use of images and easy format to follow. Makes history enjoyable
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If you want an unusual insight into London buildings and surprising histories,then this is the book for you!
A fascinating read!
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I know London very well but have found lots of interesting stuff that I intend to explore next time I am back there.
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Whether you're local or just visiting, an explorer or a reader, the subject

of this book can't fail to hook you if you're interested in London. Besides

tunnels, towers and temples, it's packed full of strange houses (old and

new), secret corners, bizarre bits of history and colourful descriptions of

the sort of great places which most of us walk by without noticing everyday

of the week. Not just central London either, but all over.
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Living in London I was looking forward to finding out about all these strange places in London, right under my nose that I didn't know about. Unfortunately, the book didn't live up to my expectations and was filed with familiar sights and familiar stories. This might not have been so disappointing if the prose wasn't so dull and many of the pictures look like they were taken by an amateur photographer. Maybe an interesting book for a tourist???
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If you're looking for a beautifully illustrated book on London which isn't the same as all the others, this is it, truly. As the title suggests there's a hundred strange places in here - strange in that you won't know them at all, or if you think you do you don't really, or even if you really do you almost certainly won't know the extraordinary stories behind them. The author does, however, and tells them here with super photography, a nice, very readable writing style, and most of all the sort of wit and enthusiasm which can't fail to bring the place alive for Londoners new, old and ex.

Loved it.
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Bought the book for the photographs - 100s of black and whites, of so many strrange but largely unknown buildings - but actually it's even better to read with lots of good anecdotes about the people who built them, who lived in them, or who occupy them now. Great snoopers' guide to London behind closed doors, and quite unique
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