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    DescriptionMcKie's Gazetteer takes its readers on a journey through the hidden history of Great Britain. From Castle Dangerous in South Lanarkshire to Defiance Platform in Cornwall, David McKie relates the anecdotes and arguments, heroes and villains that comprise Britain's rich local history. Read of the tragic demise of Mr Marvell (Andrew's father) in the Humber; discover where the only Knockin Shop in the country remains open; or wonder at the tale of Sir William the Kent Messiah, who, armed with two pistols, a sword and a bugle, claimed that he was the reincarnation of Christ and then murdered the local plumber wielding his warrant for arrest. David McKie's search for Britain's best-kept secrets will entertain and enthral in equal measure.


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    Title
    Mckie's Gazetteer
    Subtitle
    A Local History of Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McKie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848874428
    ISBN 10: 1848874421
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    DC22: 941
    BISAC V2.8: REF007000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 47
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WQH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David McKie was deputy editor of the Guardian from 1975 to 1984 and wrote both its 'Smallweed' and 'Elsewhere' columns. His book Jabez: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Rogue was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award and the Saga Award for Wit. Great British Bus Journeys: Travels through Unfamous Places was published by Atlantic Books in 2006.
    Review quote
    "Glorious . . . cherishable and unusual."  —Daily Telegraph