Written by Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
A fact-packed introduction to all aspects of London. There is a wealth of well-expressed information about history, geography, culture, animals, food and much, much more. Everything is clearly introduced which makes browsing easy. Additionally, there’s an excellent index for looking up something specific. Most valuable of all, there are incredibly useful lists of Best Things including ‘Best Hidden Gardens in London’, ‘Best things You Can Climb in London’ and ‘Best Toy Shops’.
The perfect book to provide all the information needed by any visitor to London for the Olympics – or at any other time. Living up to its claim, this book is crammed full of fascinating information about every aspect of life in the capital today and how it links to the great city of the past. Understanding the origins of famous events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show or getting to grips with the history of London during World War Two and the amazing bravery of its citizens will all serve to make any visit to London more worthwhile!
A child-centred book that includes every fact, figure, statistic and hidden secret of London life that will be of interest to children. By the team who produced the popular Adventure Walks for Families in and around London and London Adventure Walks.
This entertaining and informative book includes every fact, figure, statistic and hidden secret of London that will be of interest to children. Mixing history with literature, listings with trivia, it opens windows on all areas of London's rich past and present. Here children will learn about London's art and architecture, landmarks, hidden places, ghosts, pearly kings and queens, festivals, street names, games, traditions, markets, football teams, and much, much more. Discover the oldest, the tallest, the silliest, the scariest and the smallest things in London. Shop till you drop at the Queen's favourite stores. Delve into London's murky past, see where notorious criminals were hanged, drawn and quartered, pirates were strung out to rot, heads were mounted on spikes and prisoners were tortured. Peer down London's oldest loo, chant with the crowds at London's first football club, and walk under the River Thames without getting wet. The Bumper Book of London will satisfy every child's appetite for facts and figures - as well as providing fodder for desperate parents who have run out of answers.
‘The book is great – full of random stuff that your teachers don’t teach you. I loved the funny street names, the London lingo and the modern skyline.’ - Tom Smeeton (aged 13)
‘I love this book because it tells kids lots of facts about London without them realising. It’s got a very good sense of humour. The authors really know what kids are interested in. I would give it 5 stars.’ - Elliott (7 years and 22 days old)
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd July 2015|
|Author:||Becky Jones, Clare Lewis|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||General Knowledge / Trivia, People / Places|
Becky Jones is a documentary maker for BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery, Science, History and Arts. Clare Lewis is a journalist making regular contributions to newspapers and magazines including the Times, Tatler, Country Living and Homes and Gardens.More About Becky Jones, Clare Lewis