Not For Parents London

Not For Parents London

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by Lonely Planet Publications
     
 

Introducing Lonely Planet’s brand new Not for Parents series!

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

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Overview

Introducing Lonely Planet’s brand new Not for Parents series!

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. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet’s new Not for Parents: London opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome and New York City, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book – a journey through every country in the world.

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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:
9781742204994
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
General Reference Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
573,300
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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