London Peculiars : A Handbook for Offbeat Explorers, Hardback Book

London Peculiars : A Handbook for Offbeat Explorers Hardback

Description

A peculiar can be defined as something that 'has eccentric or individual variations to the general or predicted pattern'. And, as it turns out, London is overflowing with them.

This pocket-sized book will accompany you around the capital, guiding you from the tent-shaped tomb designed for Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton by his widow, Isabel Arundel Gordon; to what may be the last surviving porter's rest in London; to a stone niche by a long-demolished foundling hospital where almost 15, 000 infants were discarded over the course of the 18th century. Sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, often amusing and always unexpected, these so-called 'peculiars' bring colour to the fabric of London.

Whether you are a lifelong resident or a visitor passing through, London Peculiars is guaranteed to lead you on an adventure.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 168 colour
  • Publisher: ACC Art Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel tips & advice: general
  • ISBN: 9781851499182

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