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Traitors' Gate: And Other Doorways to the Past

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Take a walk in time by passing through remarkable entrances of kings, saints and slaves."

Many doors have an astonishingly rich history. Over the centuries, Traitors' Gate, the notorious entry into the Tower of London, has been a gateway into a fortress, a royal palace and even a prison.

The glorious and sometimes blighted history of doorways colorfully unfolds in profiles
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published August 22nd 2008 by Annick Press (first published 2008)
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The title mentions doorways as a unifying theme. And there are doors involved. But for the most part, the doorways themselves aren't the main point of the individual areas covered. Rather, it's more of an excuse to talk about really cool places. Not really a problem, since they are indeed really cool places. But it makes the theme pretty weak overall. Luckily, it was well-written enough, the places covered had interesting enough histories, and the illustrations and photographs are informative an ...more
This was a fascinating look at gates and doorways which sounds like a completely unlikely topic for a book. However, it works. It covers gates and doors from around the world: from the American Southwest to Russia stopping along the way around the world. I was inclined to make this a 3 since it really is a 3.5 in my mind.
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I'm a writer of non-fiction for kids, mainly science and a little history. My books are published by Annick Press and available through all the usual commercial distributors, including major online bookstores. I also write children's magazine articles, popular science articles for adults, and do a variety of contract writing, mostly related to science. "
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