Can there be a more industrious history than that of Wandsworth?
The book delves into the history of Putney, Roehampton, Tooting, Balham, Clapham, Battersea and Earlsfield.
Containing hundreds of eclectic facts, it includes random lost property at Clapham Junction, Wandsworth's very own Baron Munchhausen, famous inventors, murders and inmates.
This compendium of fascinating facts brings back to life the once-famous River Wandle - Admiral Nelson's favourite - to explain how life once revolved around it.
From the borough's coat of arms, Russian Tsars in the nineteenth century, the infamous Bravo murder, why Hitler wanted to make his HQ in Balham, to famous Olympians, and Northcote's Road underground stream, The Wandsworth Companion will be of interest to all who know the area.