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    DescriptionDiscover hundreds of fascinating facts about London in this enthralling miscellanyTravelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis, Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to unearth the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's compelling and at times turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner and find out where London's first nude statue is. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see London's oldest artifact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument and fly the world's biggest Ferris wheel. Brimming with stories and snippets providing spellbinding insight into what has shaped the city, "I Never Knew That About London "is a beautifully illustrated gem of a book that informs and amuses in equal measure. "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... the selections and observations remain unfailingly interesting." --"The Guardian" (UK)I Never Knew That: Tucked away below Clive Steps at the end of King Charles Street can be found the small underground rooms where Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet met during the air raids of the Second World War. The first-ever Valentine Card was written from the Tower, where in 1415 the recently imprisoned Duke of Orleans composed a love poem to his wife. The measurement of one foot comes from the length of the foot of St. Algar's statue, carved on the base of one of the columns near the entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral. The design for the traditional wedding cake is drawn from the steeple of St. Bride's church in Fleet Street.


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    Title
    I Never Knew That about London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn, Illustrated by Mai Osawa
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250001511
    ISBN 10: 125000151X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC21: 942
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 942.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A01980000
    DC22: 942
    BISAC V2.8: REF007000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DA677 .W56 2012
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
    Publisher
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Imprint name
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Publication date
    28 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    CHRISTOPHER WINN is the author of the bestselling "I Never Knew That About Ireland "as well as "I Never Knew That About the Irish." He is a writer, quiz master and producer for theater and television who has written for many of England's most prestigious papers. He lives in London with his wife, who is also his illustrator.
    Review quote
    "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... the selections and observations remain unfailingly interesting." --"The Guardian" (UK)