Lonely Planet Not for Parents London: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Lonely Planet Not for Parents London: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - London. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters

Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - London. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore. Check out cool stories about graffiti artists, murdered princes and people from all over. You'll find royalty, punks and sleuths, and some amazingly weird food.

  • Heard about the abseilers who wash a clockface for a living?
  • Would you want to eat jellied eels?
  • How could anyone be lucky to be beheaded?
  • Whatever does 'this is my trouble and strife' mean?

This book shows you a London your parents probably don't even know about.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Klay Lamprell

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, children's books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up—Incorporating the format of a DK "Eyewitness" book and the irreverence of a history lesson taught by Monty Python, this volume is chock-a-block with facts and trivia about the city. In the spirit of rambling discovery, there is no particular order to the organization. Each page introduces an aspect of London that is either historical (the mystery of Jack the Ripper), cultural (pop music), or iconic (Big Ben). Information about Harry Potter, Brick Lane, the London Eye, and graffiti artist Banksy helps to keep the book from reading simply like a nostalgic retrospective of a city populated by Cockneys and Pearly Kings; it shows London to be a contemporary metropolis still honing its character nearly 2000 years after starting out as a Roman fortified port. A "Want more?" feature at the bottom of each page provides a link to a website for further investigation. In keeping with the tone of the book, the sites are quirky, a little bit touristy, and educational on the sly. The artwork incorporates photographs, cartoons, maps, reproductions of famous paintings and statues, and plenty of voice bubbles. This book is strictly for pleasure, and will certainly be received as such. While proudly declaring that it is not a guidebook, Not-for-Parents London could be used as a checklist for anyone preparing to visit the city (or in need of a Cockney rhyming slang dictionary).—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742208169
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Not for Parents Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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