• I Never Knew That About London See large image

    I Never Knew That About London (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Winn

    $28.84 - Save $3.60 11% off - RRP $32.44 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionIn this lavishly illustrated book bestselling author Christopher Winn takes you on a captivating journey around London. 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 facts, stories and snippets, Winn provides a spellbinding insight into the history of London. This beautiful book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for I Never Knew That About London

    Title
    I Never Knew That About London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091943196
    ISBN 10: 0091943191
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    DC22: 914.210486
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/IRISH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC classification: DA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    DC22: 942
    BISAC V2.8: TRV021000, REF007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13620
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    Thema V1.0: WTH
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    17 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Winn has been a freelance writer and trivia collector for over twenty years. He has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross, and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and Daily Express. He also produces for theatre and has recently toured with Hugh Massingberd's play, Ancestral Voices, about James Lees-Milne. He is the author of I Never Knew That About England, I Never Knew That About Ireland and I Never Knew That About Scotland. You can test your own trivia knowledge on his website www.i-never-knew-that.com.
    Review quote
    "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 "...this enthralling miscellany guides readers through the heart of the capital city." The Times