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    Description"Tunnels, Towers & Temples" takes a sideways look at London, revealing the hidden stories, curious histories and sometimes comic assocations behind dozens of often quite familiar places. Through their stories, the author reveals a strange side of London most people never come to know, even though they walk its streets every day and take much of what they see entirely for granted. Typical examples include extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements, secret transport and signalling networks crisscrossing the capital, genuine oddities such as streetlamps powered by sewer gas, a street where you can legally drive on the right, a future Russian Tsar working incognito in a British naval dockyard, even a Nazi memorial sited among the real heroes and adventurers of the British Empire. This companion to "Spectacular Vernacular: London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings" is the best possible start for anyone who wishes to get off the beaten track and under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London.


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    Title
    Tunnels, Towers and Temples
    Subtitle
    London's 100 Strangest Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Long
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 263 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750945097
    ISBN 10: 0750945095
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    LC classification: DA
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 720.9421
    Thema V1.0: WTM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    100 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    19 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    David Long is a freelance journalist and author. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Mirror and the Evening Standard. His first book, Spectacular Vernacular, is due to be published by Sutton in April 2006.