The  Bumper Book of London

The Bumper Book of London by Becky Jones and Clare Lewis

Everything You Need to Know About London and More...

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Format: Paperback / softback, 280 Pages
ISBN: 9780711237360
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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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.

Becky Jones is a documentary film maker specialising in science, history and arts programmes at the BBC and Chanel 4. The skills of fact finding, research and travelling across the globe have been honed and brought closer to home with the series of guide books Adventure Walks for Families books she has created with journalist colleague Clare Lewis. The books inspire children and families to get out and about, exploring the stories and games of an old fashioned outdoors childhood through a good tramp in the countryside. Born and bred as Londoners, and following the success of Adventure Walks for Families, Becky and Clare have since produced London Adventure Walks, The Adventurer's Notebook and The Bumper Book of London. To find out more about Adventure Walks for Families, have a look at the website
www.adventurewalksforfamilies.co.uk

or sign up to their facebook page Adventure Walks for Families and tweet on @adventurewalks Both live with their families in London.

Clare Lewis is a journalist and former managing editor at Conde Nast, IPC and National Magazines, including Tatler, Brides, Country Living and Homes and Gardens specialising in articles on crafts, design and interiors. Her skills as a commissioning editor and writer have given her an eye for detail and putting words and pictures together in a clear format. Together with television producer Becky Jones, she created the Adventure Walks for Families series of guide books, inspiring children and families to get out and about, exploring the stories and games of an old fashioned outdoors childhood through a good tramp in the countryside. The success of the first book in the series, together with Clare's knowledge of London (as a true cockney, she was born and bred within the sound of Bow Bells) has led to the publication of London Adventure Walks, The Adventurer's Notebook and The Bumper Book of London. To find out more about Adventure Walks for Families, have a look at the website
www.adventurewalksforfamilies.co.uk

or sign up to their facebook page Adventure Walks for Families and tweet on @adventurewalks Both live with their families in London.
Format: Paperback / softback, 280 Pages
ISBN: 9780711237360
Illustrations: over 100 illustrations in black and white
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm
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Random Facts About London

Roman London

Saxon and Viking London: 802-1066

Medieval London: 1066-1485

Tudor and Elizabethan London: 1485-1603

Stuart London: 1603-1714

Georgian and Regency London: 1714-1837

Victorian London: 1837-1901

Edwardian and early Twentieth-century London

Post-war London: the rebirth of the City

Royal London

The City of London

Parliament, Power and Politics

The River Thames

Crime and Punishment

Plague, Pestilence and Disease

The Streets of London

The World in London

London's Animals

Sport in London

London Transport

London Food

Mixed Media

Show Time

London's Best

Places I've been to in London

Exciting things I've done in London

Secret facts I've uncovered in London

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Compact, glossy and colourful,€ ¦ positively bristling with facts about London.

A medley of marvellous facts, mind boggling figures and tantalising trivia for fact hungry children and grown ups.

Crams in nearly 300 pages of London fun and fact that will charm you to the eyebrows. .... Like LEGO and Haribo sweets, you might buy the Bumper Book of London for your kids, but you’ll soon be clawing it off them

The cover tells us that this book has 'Everything you need to know about
London and more...' An ambitious claim, but this book does pack in an enormous
amount of information. The best thing is that much of it is unusual - this
certainly isn't your ordinary guide book. It's a fascinating read and a great
book to dip into and learn some fascinating facts to fascinate your friends and
family - it's an excellent book for any lover of trivia. Broadly arranged by
history, you will learn about art and architecture, landmarks, hidden places,
ghosts, pearly kings and queens, festivals, street names, games, traditions,
markets, football teams, and much, much more. On just one two page spread, there
is London lingo, Georgian houses, Georgian secrets, a poem and a recipe - I can
only give a small flavour of the contents here - but do get yourself a copy of
this book! - Parents in Touch

'With a sharply honed instinct for what engages children they have picked out the golden nuggets of London’ s colourful story and dished it up in a witty, compelling and easily digestible style.' - Parent's Directory

Crams in nearly 300 pages of London fun and fact that will charm you to the eyebrows. .... Like LEGO and Haribo sweets, you might buy the Bumper Book of London for your kids, but you’ ll soon be clawing it off them

Packed with so much information that it challenges you to take a closer look at London - and truly enjoy yourself. Open it at any page and you will discover something you never knew before, something you want to go and see in your own capital that you thought you knew so well.

A child-centred history of the capital, which encourages children to 'eat their way around the world in London', mudlark for treasure on the Thames, snoop in famous houses and clamber aboard ships.

London is the most brilliant place for children, and if you're looking for ideas about where to go, The Bumper Boko of London is the perfect guide.

Crams in nearly 300 pages of London fun and fact that will charm you to the eyebrows. .... Like LEGO and Haribo sweets, you might buy the Bumper Book of London for your kids, but you’ ll soon be clawing it off them.

Packed to the brim with fascinating facts, recipes, sayings and more. The Bumper Book of London has the capital covered.

A medley of marvellous facts, mind boggling figures and tantalising trivia for fact hungry children and grown ups.

Compact, glossy and colourful,… positively bristling with facts about London.