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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Return to London by Terence Jenkins



A easy to read book of trivia and history behind some of the known and the unknown of London. 

I think native Londoners may be passing these landmarks and not having a clue as to why such an such got this name or the significance of that - the author here gives you an inkling as to why and how and when London became the city it now is. The facts are not boring, very interesting in fact and for someone like me who is an armchair traveller brought the city very much to life. 

I loved the eccentricities of London - the fig leaf which covered the sensitivities of the ladies of the time rather than the privates of the statue! the polar bear and of course I do love the pubs and their names. Great reading.

This book was sent to me by Netgalley via Troubador Publishing Ltd.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love fun facts like that!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Wish I had read this before my trip to London two weeks ago. I'll just have to read the book and then go back :)

Yvette said...

I love London, Mystica. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel there many years ago and I've always wanted to go back.

While there, we visited lots of the places probably listed in this book. And we went to the theater twice. There's nothing like London theater.