Londonopolis: A Curious History of London

Londonopolis: A Curious History of London

by Martin Latham

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Overview

Which tube station once housed the Elgin Marbles? What lies behind a Piccadilly doorway that helped Darwin launch his theory of evolution? And who named the Natural History Museums long-tailed dinosaur Mr. Whippy? Londonopolis celebrates all the weird and the wonderful things that make London so magical, and whisks you down the rabbit hole into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums, and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the characters who populate the city, from cockneys to royalty, and peel back layers of time to uncover stories that grow curiouser and curiouser as they go along.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849941655
Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Martin Latham, 56, has a PhD in history from London University and was a lecturer at Hertfordshire University before becoming a bookseller. He has managed Waterstones bookshop in Canterbury for 21 years. He is proud of ordering the excavation of the Roman Bath-House floor at his bookshop, paying for it with the biggest petty cash slip in Waterstones history.

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