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London (Amazing and Extraordinary Facts)

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by Stephen Halliday
What are the secrets of Old London Bridge? Who was Big Ben? Are Dick Whittington and his cat fact or fiction? Find the answers to these and many other amazing and extraordinary aspects of this great capital in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical, there is something for every enthusiast to dip into. With tales of iconi...
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Shakespeare - Amazing and Extraordinary Facts

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by Joseph Piercy
Learn about amazing and extraordinary aspects of Shakespeare’s life, work and legacy in this collection of stories and trivia. From the intrigues of Shakespeare’s own lifetime and that of his contemporaries, to the mysteries of the greatest memorials to the bard and his remarkable legacy in the arts and language. Published to coincide with the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23rd 20...
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London Underground (Amazing and Extraordinary Facts)

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by Stephen Halliday
Which was the first underground line built? Where are the abandoned ‘ghost’ stations on the network? Which underground station has the longest escalator?
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The English Countryside

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by Binney, Ruth
This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.
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Cathedrals and Abbeys

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by Halliday, Stephen
A fascinating reference to the history of the Cathedrals and Abbeys of the UK and Ireland.
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Railways

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by Holland, Julian
A fascinating and diverse collection of British railway facts and stories. Travel back to the age of steam to discover the world's oldest active steam locomotive or ponder the failure of Brunel's atmospheric railway, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. Discover the longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives.
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London at War - Amazing and Extraordinary Facts

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by Stephen Halliday
A unique collection of surprising revelations, heroic deeds and other quirky pieces of trivia from the conflicts that have shaped London's fascinating past. From British wartime commanders and other characters who called London their home, through the privations of war and their social impact, to the devastation caused by the Blitz.
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