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London Lore: The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city By Steve Roud

London Lore: The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city
by Steve Roud

In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers?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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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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Sku
GOR002436354
Title
London Lore: The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year published
Number of pages
464
ISBN 10
0099519860
ISBN 13
9780099519867
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