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

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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? This enchanting guide discusses 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
Author By (author) Steve Roud
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0099519860
ISBN 13 9780099519867
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002436354
Title London Lore: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City
Author By (author) Steve Roud
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0099519860
ISBN 13 9780099519867
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No