The Book of London Place Names

The Book of London Place Names

by Caroline Taggart
     
 

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A fascinating guide to the stories behind London's place names.
 
Ever wondered if Cheapside is really cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were?
 
Take a trip down narrow lanes, through cobbled streets and crowded markets to discover the meanings behind our city's place names. Meet forgotten residents

Overview

A fascinating guide to the stories behind London's place names.
 
Ever wondered if Cheapside is really cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were?
 
Take a trip down narrow lanes, through cobbled streets and crowded markets to discover the meanings behind our city's place names. Meet forgotten residents whose names live on in the places where they lived and uncover tales from London's murky past that have shaped the modern city.
 
From famous landmarks to forgotten rivers, grand thoroughfares to lost palaces, and ancient villages swallowed up as the city grew, Caroline Taggart explains the hidden meanings behind familiar places. If you have ever wanted to peel back the layers of history to discover the people, events and stories that shaped London, then come on a journey that will let you see our capital city in a new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091940454
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

CAROLINE TAGGART worked in publishing as an editor of popular non-fiction for 30 years before being asked to write I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. Her later books include My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?) and Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English. As a result, she has appeared frequently on BBC Breakfast and on national and regional radio, talking about language, grammar and Pythagoras' theorem. With her editorial hat on, she also visits writers' conferences around the country, advising would-be authors on how to get published and learning what their place names mean.

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