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    DescriptionTake a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages. From Celtic farmers to Norman conquerors, right up to the Industrial Revolution, deciphering our place names reveals how generations of our ancestors lived, worked, travelled and worshipped, and how their influence has shaped our landscape. From the most ancient sacred sites to towns that take their names from stories of giants and knights, learn how Roman garrisons became our great cities, and discover how a meeting of the roads could become a thriving market town. Region by region, Caroline Taggart uncovers hidden meanings to reveal a patchwork of tall tales and ancient legends that collectively tells the story of how we made England.


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    Title
    The Book of English Place Names
    Subtitle
    How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Taggart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091940430
    ISBN 10: 0091940435
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    DC22: 914.20014
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    LC classification: DA645 .T34 2011
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: WT, NHD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    09 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Will enliven a journey through even the dullest parts of the country." Lonely Planet "Taggart has researched hidden meanings to reveal a patchwork of tall tales and legends that reveal the history of England's often oddly named towns and villages...If you want to know your wick from your ham and your ton from your bury, this quirky little hardback is worth picking up." Manchester Evening News "Caroline Taggart...has carved out a niche for herself in user-friendly, wittily-written factual books." Yorkshire Post
    Back cover copy
    Do you know your ham from your ton? Your wick from your bury? Who founded your town, conquering Romans or ancient Celts? The Book of English Place Names is a witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England’s towns and villages. From ancient legends of giants and knights, mysterious sacred sites, and powerful rulers whose names are still enshrined in the places they ruled, discover the rich history behind our place names. Starting with scattered Celtic tribes, through to Norman conquerors, and right up to the Industrial Revolution, learn how generations of our ancestors lived, worked, travelled and worshipped. Region by region, Caroline Taggart uncovers hidden meanings that, together, tell the fascinating story of how we made England.