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    DescriptionEver wondered if Cheapside really is cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were? Did you know that Piccadilly is actually an insult? And that Euston Road was built because there were too many cows on Oxford Street? Or that the River Fleet was covered over partly because of a drunken butcher? Take a trip down narrow lanes, through cobbled streets and crowded markets to discover the meanings behind the city's place names. Meet forgotten residents whose names survive in the places where they lived and uncover tales from London's murky past that have shaped the modern city. From famous landmarks to forgotten rivers, grand thoroughfares to lost palaces, and ancient villages swallowed up as the city grew, Caroline Taggart explains the hidden meanings behind familiar places. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the history of London and discover the people, events and stories that shaped our capital city, then come on a journey that will show you London in a new light...


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    Title
    The Book of London Place Names
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Taggart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 403 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091940454
    ISBN 10: 0091940451
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: GBGP
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 914.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11900
    LC classification: HN
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    BISAC V2.8: REF007000, TRV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC23: 914.210014
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WT, NHTB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    14 May 2012
    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.
    Back cover copy
    Ever wondered if Cheapside really is cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were? Did you know that Piccadilly is actually an insult? And that Euston Road was built because there were too many cows on Oxford Street? Or that the River Fleet was covered over partly because of a drunken butcher? Take a trip down narrow lanes, through cobbled streets and crowded markets to discover the meanings behind the city’s place names. Meet forgotten residents whose names survive in the places where they lived and uncover tales from London’s murky past that have shaped the modern city. From famous landmarks to forgotten rivers, grand thoroughfares to lost palaces, and ancient villages swallowed up as the city grew, Caroline Taggart explains the hidden eanings behind familiar places. If you have ever wanted to peel back the layers of history and discover the people, events and stories that shaped London, then come on a journey that will show you our capital city in a new light...