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Pub names with Folklore connections
on 19 November 2013
A little disappointed with this...having got a couple of Simpsons books already I found this to be little more than a pasting exercise from those books. Many of the pub names chosen are those named after folklore and so what you get is another version of the same old story of George and the Dragon, Robin Hood, King Arthur etc. There are a few nuggets when she looks at one off names but there also seem to be some glaring omissions. Why no mention of the Chequers? one of the earliest pub signs I believe? I think there must be better books on the subject out there....but I only paid £1.99 for my copy so should I complain?