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by Richard Guard

ePub Lost London: An A–Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions download
Author:
Richard Guard
ISBN13:
978-1843178033
ISBN:
1843178036
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Publisher:
Michael O'Mara (October 1, 2012)
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Subcategory:
Europe
ePub file:
1430 kb
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1876 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
771

An Alphabetically collected selection of lost London buildings and landmarks. Each item gets a page or so of history, mainly 17th-19th century

An Alphabetically collected selection of lost London buildings and landmarks. Each item gets a page or so of history, mainly 17th-19th century. There are some real gems in here that I'd never heard of, including some Gardens and a Bun shop selling some 240,000 buns on Good Friday 1839!

Lost London: An A–Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions. A fascinating story of London as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there. Lost London - Richard Guard.

Lost London: An A–Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions. From bull rings to ice fairs and plague pits to molly houses, this is a truly intriguing journey through London's forgotten past-unearthing both the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets and the secrets hidden away in the city's darkest corners.

Guard writes cleverly The Guardian Richard Guard rediscovers some of the lost places .

Guard writes cleverly The Guardian Richard Guard rediscovers some of the lost places, secret spaces and darker secrets. com Fascinating The Lady Engaging and often surprising New Statesman Beautifully illustrated.

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The story of the city as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there Lost London feature more than 150 forgotten and lost locations, from buried rivers, demolished buildings, ghost tube stations, and overgrown cemetaries, to underground Roman streets, abandoned bunkers, and derelict catacomb.

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The Little Book of London.

Lost Britain: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions. From the publisher: From lost villages and Victorian theaters, to Tudor alleyways and medieval churches, Lost Britain takes you on a journey through some of the extraordinary features of Britain’s history which have been forgotten over the centuries. Other Titles of Interest. The Little Book of London.

And that’s what Lost London by Richard Guard explores. Text and images excerpted with permission from Lost London: An A–Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions (Michael O’Mara, 2012). It’s a small book that focuses on 150 lost aspects of London, from buildings, people and trades. They all get coverage as bits of London buildings or culture that has been lost to time. It’s an interesting read and easily digestible as most articles are no longer than a page. You get the facts quickly. I read about quite a few things I’d never heard of before that piqued my interest.

A fascinating story of London as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there

 

From bull rings to ice fairs and plague pits to molly houses, this is a truly intriguing journey through London's forgotten past—unearthing both the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets and the secrets hidden away in the city's darkest corners. It pays witness to several lascivious acts at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the leading venue for public entertainment in the city for over 200 years, and strolls the vacant halls of the Palace of Whitehall, whose 1,500 rooms made it the largest royal residence in Europe until it was destroyed by fire at the end of the 17th century. Beautifully illustrated with original black-and-white drawings throughout, this charming tome covers more than 150 locations, including buried rivers, demolished buildings, ghost tube stations, overgrown cemeteries, underground Roman streets, abandoned bunkers, and derelict catacombs.

  • I want my money back!

    Too short, too glib. Not the illustrations I wanted or expected.
    The sample was 1-1/2 pages of introduction; not enough to see that this was essentially a flipe-book of brief anecdotes and not a history.
    This is a $0.99 Kindle; not $9.95.

  • The book arrived on time and was packaged well. The book is hardcover - almost paperback size. It follows an alphabetical format containing the name of the lost place, a page or so of history and a smattering of black and white drawings/woodcut images. I enjoyed reading it but I was expecting to see some archival photos of the bygone places. A map would have been a nice addition.

  • It is always a wonder to look and see where and what wa in a certain place at a certain era. This book gives a very good idea of what excited in that wonderful and great city of London.

  • lots of fun here to read little bits about what is long gone. this is the sort of book that sends a reader off to learn more.

  • I only wish I had found it before my trip to the UK. Lots of wonderful trivia and history. Some of the places were described in terms of what is now on the site. It was interesting to think back on some I had seen while there; what had been. I really enjoyed the slang and calls of the street vendors... I could hear "Who Will Buy" from The musical, Oliver!, playing in my head as I read. How cool would it have been to walk Vauxhall in its heyday or pick watercress and herbs in St. George's Fields. This book will take you back if you can imagine a time...

  • Fun read

  • Great book with detailed information about little known parts of London's history. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in history.

  • An facinating list of things past but unfortunately overtaken by history and no longer to be seen!