London Urban Legends

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  • London Urban Legends

  • Auteur : Scott Wood
  • Editeur : The History Press
  • Isbn Code : 0752493809
  • Genre : History
  • Nombre de pages : 192
  • Date de publication : 2013-11-01
  • Évaluation des livres 4.5
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How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he’d bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightening and fierce folklore people share. Just like the early folk tales that came before them, these tales are formed from reactions to spectacular events in the world, and reflect our current values. From royal rumours to subterranean legends, Scott Wood has researched and written about them with a sense of wonder, humour and a keen eye. He finds the truth, the myth and the lies amongst these tales.

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