This glorious miscellany of good stories and fascinating facts
about England, is the ultimate journey around the country, and
includes history, legends, firsts, supremes, unusuals,
inventions, birthplaces and gossip from each county.
Walking around London is one of life's great pleasures. There
is a huge amount that you can only see on foot—but sometimes it
is hard to know where to look. This book takes the reader on a
series of stimulating original walks through different areas of
central London, focusing on one particular period of history,
the Victorian, so ubiquitous that we take it for granted, and
yet so astonishing and so far reaching in its... more...
A treasure trove of fascinating trivia about the city that never
Did you know:
• Grand Central Terminal is the largest
railway station in the world.
• Columbus Circle is the point from which
all official distances to and from New York are measured
• When Queen Elizabeth II visited Trinity
Church in 1976, she was presented with 279 peppercorns in back
This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and
perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions,
foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and
failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from
coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and
different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at
crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone... more...
Take a spellbinding journey around Wales to discover the
tales buried deep in the country's history. Packed full of
legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions, and adventures,
I Never Knew That About Wales visits the
13 traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden
gems that they each hold. Discover where history and legends
happened; where people, ideas, and inventions began; where... more...
This book is a captivating journey around London to discover the
unknown tales of the capital’s history. Travelling through the
villages and districts that make up the world’s most dynamic
metropolis it unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts,
inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city’s
compelling, and at times, turbulent past.