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    I Never Knew That About the River Thames (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Winn

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    DescriptionIn this title, bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Discover the Thames' literary heritage at Pangbourne, near Reading, famous as the home of The Wind in the Willows' Kenneth Grahame, then explore Mapledurham House, the inspiration for its famous Toad Hall. Explore Henley-on-Thames, where the first Oxford and Cambridge boat races were held, then marvel at Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. As he follows the river from source to sea, visiting its towns, villages and places of interest, Winn unearths a fascinating array of facts, folklore, landmarks and legends that are guaranteed to have you exclaiming 'I Never Knew That!'. Illustrated with line drawings, this charming gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and delight in equal measure.


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    Title
    I Never Knew That About the River Thames
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091933579
    ISBN 10: 0091933579
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKES
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070, NAT029000, HIS018000, TRV010000
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000, REF023000
    DC22: 942
    BISAC V2.8: GAM008000, TRV009100
    DC22: 942.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKES
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WDKX, WTH, WNW, WF, NHD, WTL, RBKF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    06 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed and he has recently published books on the English, Scottish and Irish, alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. 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 is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com
    Review quote
    "There's stuff in here that would have taken St. Patrick aback..." -- Terry Wogan