The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer

The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer

by Paul Anthony Jones
     
 

Did you know that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4,000 years old? Or that London is also one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? Or that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is offi cially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a mere 206 cm (81 in.) in

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Overview

Did you know that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4,000 years old? Or that London is also one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? Or that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is offi cially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a mere 206 cm (81 in.) in length? From a Scottish waterfall three times the height of Niagara Falls to the last foreign invasion of Britain and the birthplace of the first Oscar-winning Welshman, The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer brings together hundreds of remarkable facts and feats each pertaining to a different location from across Britain and Ireland. As much an accessible and informative reference book as it is an entertaining miscellany, it aims to expand our knowledge of these extraordinary islands while uncovering and celebrating some of their most remarkable people and places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849533225
Publisher:
Summersdale
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,126,536
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Anthony Jones conceived The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer during his postgraduate studies.

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