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The Book of Lists: London

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Why did London Underground once employ a one-legged man to ride up and down the escalators at Earl's Court tube station? What did Hitler plan to do with Nelson's Column? Why is London's only medieval mummy a prostitute named Clarice la Claterballock? How did a beer flood in Tottenham Court Road drown nine people? Where can you see a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers? Conta ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published April 26th 2007 by Canongate UK (first published November 2nd 2006)
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Roger Woods
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I like reading books of lists and this one was no exception. Lots of interesting information about London.
Dean
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A book to be read in chunks, when you are in the mood for a fact or two. I love quirky facts in general, but especially London ones, and this book has plenty. Your mileage may vary on what you find interesting, but there’s something for everyone here. As noted elsewhere, sometimes a little light on detail ( I web searched several times for more info) but that’s the nature of the beast.
Well worth a look.
Anwen
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting book to dip into but, because of its list format, necessarilly light on information in some cases. An entertaining way to pass the time, with some truly remarkable facts hidden amongst the more well known.
Ffiamma
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, uk
buffo libro di liste sulla città di londra - per chi la conosce già e ha voglia di aneddoti curiosi e stralci di storia. molto divertente.
Dave
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
A book of facts and about London, what else?
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