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London's strangest tales The Thames - Iain Spragg

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Title
London's strangest tales The Thames - extraordinary but true stories
Author
Iain Spragg
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Portico
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20140605

The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

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Iain Spragg is an author, Londoner and daily Tube traveller. His favourite Underground line is the Victoria line as not only does it has more than its fair share of strangeness, it also connects him to his beloved North London football team. Iain is the author of The Official Team GB Olympic Annual 2012, The Big Book Of Football's Funniest Quotes, The Lewis Hamilton Story andThe Reduced History Of Rugby





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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Thames River (England) - History - Anecdotes.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
174

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