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London's Hidden Walks

London's Hidden Walks

  • Author: Stephen Millar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781902910512
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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London's Hidden Walks

London's Hidden Walks

  • Author: Stephen Millar
  • Publisher: Metro Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781902910468
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 383
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A second volume featuring 13 further walks for visitors to London, all off the beaten path, and rich in historical detail People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London's history, offering both personal tales of those that wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following any of the 13 walks will allow London visitors to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate the route and locations of buildings and points of interest.

London's Hidden Walks

London's Hidden Walks

  • Author: Stephen Millar
  • Publisher: Metro Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781902910451
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 381
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From open sunny squares to winding alleyways and quiet hidden corners, 13 off-the-beaten-path walks, rich in historical detail People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London's history, offering both personal tales of those that wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following any of the 13 walks will allow London visitors to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate the route and locations of buildings and points of interest.

Secret London - an Unusual Guide

Secret London - an Unusual Guide

  • Author: Rachel Howard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9782361951108
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
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Mingle with the most extravagant handlebar moustaches in Britain, pay your respects at the dog cemetery in Hyde Park, visit a Masonic temple, take trapeze lessons in a former power station, pray in a floating church, sail on a disused reservoir, discover the stone from which Arthur drew Excalibur, admire the sacred penis of a pharaoh, take aim on the City's last bowling green, go stargazing at Greenwich Observatory, examine a rare cucumber straightener, a stuffed mermaid or a cow's heart... Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, London still holds hidden treasures for those who know how to wander off the beaten track. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew London well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.

Divided by a Common Language

Divided by a Common Language

A Guide to British and American English

  • Author: Christopher Davies
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547350287
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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Puzzled by signs warning you to “mind the gap” in the London Underground? Wondering what will be on your plate if you order “toad in the hole” in a London café? In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K.

The mews of London

The mews of London

a guide to the hidden byways of London's past

  • Author: Barbara Rosen,Wolfgang Zuckermann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 142
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London's Secret Walks

London's Secret Walks

  • Author: Graeme Chesters
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781909282933
  • Category: TRAVEL
  • Page: 320
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"A walking guide with a difference, taking you off the beaten tourist track to discover London s hidden and lesser-known (but no less fascinating) sights. Step beyond the chaos, cliches and queues of London s tourist-clogged attractions and explore its secretive, enigmatic side. Discover the city s hidden ancient buildings, secret gardens, beautiful and poignant sculptures and monuments, bizarre street art and trivia, ancient pubs, historic shops and much, much more. Contains 25 walks from Putney to Spitalfields, Paddington to Borough, Kensington to Clerkenwell, taking in most of central London."--Publisher's description.

The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader

A Novella

  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429934534
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City

This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City

  • Author: John Rogers
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0007557183
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city’s remote and forgotten reaches.

Nightwalking

Nightwalking

A Nocturnal History of London

  • Author: Matthew Beaumont
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 178168796X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
  • View: 1914
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“Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night,” wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today—home to the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London by focusing on those of its denizens who surface on the streets when the sun’s down. If nightwalking is a matter of “going astray” in the streets of the metropolis after dark, then nightwalkers represent some of the most suggestive and revealing guides to the neglected and forgotten aspects of the city. In this brilliant work of literary investigation, Beaumont shines a light on the shadowy perambulations of poets, novelists and thinkers: Chaucer and Shakespeare; William Blake and his ecstatic peregrinations and the feverish ramblings of opium addict Thomas De Quincey; and, among the lamp-lit literary throng, the supreme nightwalker Charles Dickens. We discover how the nocturnal city has inspired some and served as a balm or narcotic to others. In each case, the city is revealed as a place divided between work and pleasure, the affluent and the indigent, where the entitled and the desperate jostle in the streets. With a foreword and afterword by Will Self, Nightwalking is a captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night and the people they meet. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Track the Plaque

Track the Plaque

32 Walks Around London's Commemorative Plaques

  • Author: Derek Sumeray
  • Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781859838372
  • Category: Historical markers
  • Page: 201
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This collection of London walks is an indispensable guide to the commemorative plaques that are found all over the city. Each walk contains a map pinpointing the plaque location, and the design of the plaques is described. Every district is included, from Mayfair to Hackney and from Hampstead to Wimbledon.

Paris

Paris

The Secret History

  • Author: Andrew Hussey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9781608192373
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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If Adam Gopniks Paris to the Moon described daily life in contemporary Paris, this book describes daily life in Paris throughout its history: a history of the city from the point of view of the Parisians themselves. Paris captures everyones imaginations: Its a backdrop for Prousts fictional pederast, Robert Doisneaus photographic kiss, and Edith Piafs serenaded soldier-lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The many pieces of the city coexist, each one as real as the next. Whats more, the conflicted identity of the city is visible everywhere-between cobblestones, in bars, on the métro. In this lively and lucid volume, Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists whove left their marks on the city, filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility. Paris: The Secret History ranges across centuries, movements, and cultural and political beliefs, from Napoleons overcrowded cemeteries to Balzacs nocturnal flight from his debts. For Hussey, Paris is a city whose long and conflicted history continues to thrive and change. The books is a picaresque journey through royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the rich, exotic, and often lurid history of the worlds most beloved city.

Ways to Walk in London

Ways to Walk in London

  • Author: Alice Stevenson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781910463024
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Observant, deliberate, mindful walking is how Alice Stevenson, an established illustrator and artist, navigates London - finding inspiration in the unlikeliest corners. Her experiences, insights and city knowledge have come together to create a beautiful, unofficial guide to London's lesser-known parts. Alice has explored the four corners of the immense city and, in Ways to Walk in London, she writes about and illustrates the moments of beauty and urbanity, contemplation and revelation. Her unique eye finds hidden doorways and fasinating perspectives across the great city.

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness

The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588367679
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. “[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of business–Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The history of British India

The history of British India

  • Author: James MILL
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

  • Author: C. Michael Hall,Yael Ram,Noam Shoval
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317271106
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 418
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Walking is an essentially human activity. From a basic means of transport and opportunity for leisure through to being a religious act, walking has served as a significant philosophical, literary and historical subject. Thoreau’s 1851 lecture on Walking or the Romantic walks of the Wordsworths at Grasmere in the early 19th Century, for example, helped create a philosophical foundation for the importance of the act of walking as an act of engagement with nature. Similarly, and sometimes inseparable from secular appreciation, pilgrimage trails provide opportunities for finding self and others in the travails of the walk. More recently, walking has been embraced as a means of encouraging greater health and well-being, community improvement and more sustainable means of travel. Yet despite the significance of the subject of walking there is as yet no integrated treatment of the subject in the social science literature. ? This handbook therefore brings together a number of the main themes on the study of walking from different disciplines and literatures into a single volume that can be accessed from across the social sciences. It is divided into five main sections: culture, society and historical context; social practices, perceptions and behaviours; hiking trails and pilgrimage routes; health, well-being and psychology; and method, planning and design. Each of these highlights current approaches and major themes in research on walking in a range of different environments. This handbook carves out a unique niche in the study of walking. The international and cross-disciplinary nature of the contributions of the book are expected to be of interest to numerous academic fields in the social and health sciences, as well as to urban and regional planners and those in charge of the management of outdoor recreation and tourism globally.

Edinburgh's Hidden Walks

Edinburgh's Hidden Walks

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781902910581
  • Category:
  • Page: 416
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33 Walks in London That You Must Not Miss

33 Walks in London That You Must Not Miss

  • Author: Nicola Perry
  • Publisher: Emons Publishers
  • ISBN: 9783954518869
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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* Fully illustrated with more than 250 color photographs and 33 maps* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Experience the less explored nooks and pockets of Britain's capital through the eyes of a passionate local. With its labyrinth of characterful streets and alleys, charming squares, open green spaces, monuments and museums, public artworks, bustling markets, and tempting boutiques and restaurants, London is a walker's paradise. Whether you're a first time visitor or longtime local, the city offers endless surprises - fascinating sights and stories, both ancient and modern, hidden in plain view. London insider and native Nicola Perry leads you away from the famed attractions on 33 strolls through the city's most interesting enclaves, sharing entertaining insights, historical anecdotes, and engaging tips at every cobblestoned turn. Each walk burrows its way into the heart of a neighborhood, crafting and curating a path that reveals its individual essence and personality.

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

A walker's guide to the subterranean waterways of London

  • Author: David Fathers
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • ISBN: 9780711235540
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 112
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London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Westbourne have left their mark on the city, and still form an important part of our subterranean world. David Fathers traces the courses of London’s Hidden Rivers in a series of detailed guided walks, illustrating the traces they have left and showing the ways they have shaped the city.

London's Hidden Secrets

London's Hidden Secrets

A Guide to the City's Quirky & Unusual Sights

  • Author: Graeme Chesters
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781907339400
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
  • View: 9935
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A unique and unusual guide to London's hidden and lesser-known sights not found in standard guidebooks. Step beyond the chaos, cliches and queues of London's tourist-clogged attractions to its quirkier side. Discover its loveliest ancient buildings, secret gardens, strangest museums, most atmospheric pubs, cutting-edge art and design, and much more: some 140 destinations in all corners of the city. Written by an experienced London writer and printed in color.