London Lore : The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city, Paperback / softback Book

London Lore : The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city Paperback / softback

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In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers?

Why did 1920s working-class Londoners wear necklaces of blue beads?Who was the original inspiration for the 'pearly king' costume?And did Spring-heeled Jack, scourge of Victorian London, ever really exist?Exploring everything from local superstitions and ghost stories to annual customs, this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep-rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the city.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9780099519867

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