Tunnels, Towers and Temples
London's 100 Strangest Places
By (author) David Long
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Tunnels, Towers and Temples by David Long
Book Description"Tunnels, Towers & Temples" takes a sideways look at London, revealing the hidden stories, curious histories and sometimes comic assocations behind dozens of often quite familiar places. Through their stories, the author reveals a strange side of London most people never come to know, even though they walk its streets every day and take much of what they see entirely for granted. Typical examples include extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements, secret transport and signalling networks crisscrossing the capital, genuine oddities such as streetlamps powered by sewer gas, a street where you can legally drive on the right, a future Russian Tsar working incognito in a British naval dockyard, even a Nazi memorial sited among the real heroes and adventurers of the British Empire. This companion to "Spectacular Vernacular: London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings" is the best possible start for anyone who wishes to get off the beaten track and under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750945097
(263mm x 194mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Long
David Long is a freelance journalist and author. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Mirror and the Evening Standard. His first book, Spectacular Vernacular, is due to be published by Sutton in April 2006.
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