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It's A Strange Place, England

(Jack's Strange Tales #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This small book looks at some of the strange things that make England unique, starting with the English language itself and looking at concepts such as sports, ghosts and the English love for eccentricity - like the sportsman who rode his horse naked.

As well as strange people, the book looks at strange places. For example, there is the canal across Southern England that
Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published November 11th 2017 by Creativia
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Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of stories, myths, rumors and anecdotes about England Not the UK not Great Britain. Some of them are known to everyone like Lady Godiva while others are probably news to all but the most dedicated historian.

There are ghosts, monsters and murderers. Despite 3 visits to London and UK I was unaware of most of these. And I did find the name of a pub I have actually been to in the book. (view spoiler)

This is a must read
Montzalee Wittmann
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great historic fun!

It's a Strange Place, England (Jack's Strange Tales Book 2) by Jack Strange is filled with entertaining historic tidbits that keep me interested and informed. I especially enjoyed the famous ghosts of Eng and hated (but it was accurate) the witch trials! The book explored entertainment such as hangings and told some of the interesting ones, sports and games, punishment, geography, food, and more! If you like entertaining history, this is for you!
stephanie suh
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jack Strange's England is never a bore; it is a mystifying country with its tempestuous history and colorful characters populated by the ever undead of the bygone eras still roaming their past abodes or workplaces among the quick. It is a quaint country where history meets myth and legend. This book will guide the reader to Strange England where fanciful folklores and historical facts are anchored in the traditions and customs.

The author admits that England is perhaps arguably one of the most ha
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this free eBook through Freebooksy in exchange for a fair review.
This is an entertaining and easy book to read with interesting and strange facts that have to do with John Bull “ a national icon who never existed”, sports, eccentric British people in the history, places, historical women (some being not real but legends), landmarks made by men, customs in the past such as selling one’s wife, witches, clubs, creatures such as dragons and vampires, romantic criminals like Robin Hood, pu
Ursula Johnson
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Strange and Unique Indeed

This a fascinating and informative book on the uniqueness that is England. Full of strange tales, hauntings, wars, theft, piracy and more events that made merry old England what it is today. The extensive research turns up all sorts of people and events, many of which are little known. If you enjoy life and history, you will enjoy this book. I certainly did. I downloaded this after reading the wonderful Wales book the author wrote.
A.J. Griffiths-Jones
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exploring everything that is quirky, eccentric, historical & just downright weird about England & the English, this book is brilliant. Each chapter is explained in an upbeat & unique manner, enabling the reader to learn a great deal about customs, battles, pastimes & much more. I absolutely love this series of books (having also read 'Strange Tales of Scotland' & 'Strange Tales of the Sea') and just hope that the author is now ready to tackle the missing links..Ireland & ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
With no backing up of the facts, this has the feel of a book of spurious claims held together with tenuous links. Like where it leaps swiftly from the War of the Roses via a battle to snail racing. And could someone please show me “Norfolkshire” on the map? Did the editor not live in England?
Did not enjoy this book.
Ray Perdue
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some of the quirky legends and lore of England with the odd, random historical facts thrown in for good measure.
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