I Never Knew That About London
By (author) Christopher Winn
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I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn
Book DescriptionBestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital's history. Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's compelling, and at times, turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years and find out where London's first nude statue is. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments . Spy out the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for railway station. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see London's oldest artefact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument, go from East to West and back again at Greenwich and fly the world's biggest big wheel. Brimming with facts, stories and snippets providing a spellbinding insight into the history of London, this beautifully illustrated gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091918576
(206mm x 144mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Winn
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New York is one of the most photographed and talked about cities in the world. In this title, the author unearths much that is unexpected and unremembered in this metropolis where history is made on a daily basis. It helps you learn about the extraordinary people who built New York into one of the world's great cities in just 400 years.
I Never Knew That About the English, Paperback (May 2016)
Looks at the English people. This title shows traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. It helps you to learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality.
London by Tube, Hardback (April 2016)View all books by Christopher Winn
Did you know that. From Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo Line you can walk to the largest Hindu temple in Europe? London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character. This book unearths and explores a range of interesting places all within an easy walk of a Tube station.
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Author Biography - Christopher Winn
Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London, the English, Irish and Scottish followed and he has recently published books on the Lake District, Yorkshire and the River Thames alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com.
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