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  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091943196
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $49.99
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I Never Knew That About London Illustrated


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A luscious illustrated edition of this enthralling miscellany of facts about London

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes you on a captivating journey around London, now in a lavish new illustrated format. Travelling through the villages and districts that made up the world’s must dynamic metropolis, I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city’s sometimes turbulent past.

See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years. Explore London’s finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the mother of Parliaments and discover the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for station. With gorgeous colour illustrations throughout, this miscellany reveals the steeple which became the model for the traditional wedding cake, the home of the sandwich, and the house which was home to Handel and Jimi Hendrix.

Brimming with stories and snippets, Winn provides a spellbinding insight into what has shaped our capital. This beautifully illustrated book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091943196
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the Author

Christopher Winn

Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed as well as books on the English, Scottish and Irish, alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England and London. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He was also the Associate Producer for a TV series by ITV on Great Britain. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is http://www.i-never-knew-that.com.

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Praise for I Never Knew That About London Illustrated

“A delightful and informative addition to the capital's literary legacy...Winn's touch is always light, and his knowledge is never overbearing, so the selections and observations remain unfailingly interesting...I Never Knew That About London will not fail to enhance months, even years, of gentle urban exploration...Any number of morning or weekend outings can be constructed from these rich pages.”

Rory MacLean, Guardian online

“a winner; a must have and will not lie neglected choked with dust; rather it will terminate in well dog eared tatters *****”

Gary Busby, Amazon


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