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A Miscellany of Britain: People, Places, History, Culture, Customs, Sport
by Tom O'Meara
Illustrated throughout, 'A Miscellany of Britain' puts you right about many truths and half-truths, from Nelson's eyepatch and the number of wives Henry VIII had, to where the word 'curry' comes from and the origins of the police helmet back in the 19th century.
Unknown Binding, 192 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Not Avail
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The book is a collecion of facts, graphs, anecdotes about the UK, which, at times, can be quite amusing. However, in my opinion, mostly due to the lack of logic in the presentation of this information, it is boring to read. Besides, it lacks photos accompanying the described places, so for a non-native speaker it is quite hard sometimes to get into it.