WALKING NOTORIOUS LONDON From Gunpowder Plot to Gangland: Walks Through London's Dark History

Author: Duncan (Andrew)
Year: 2004
Publisher: New Holland
Edition Details: 2nd Edn. Updated (1st pub. 2001)
Book Condition: As New
ISBN: 9781843305705
Price: 5.00
Softcover. Revised and Updated Edn. Throughout the ages, London has been rocked by many intriguing scandals, vile murders and executions, heinous crimes and frauds. Here the author unfurls the capital's chequered past from Shakespearean Southwark to the East End of Jack the Ripper and the infamous Kray twins and unscrupulous deals in the City. London's past and present hotbeds of prostitution are revealed, plus the sites of royal scandals and political and sexual indiscretions, including the headline-grabbing Profumo Affair in the 1960s. There is never a dull moment on the 9 meticulously researched walks covered in this revised and updated edition as London's fascinating and often grisly history is brought to light. Includes detailed profiles of the villains and fraudsters who have made history. Clear and easy-to-follow maps highlight each of the 9 routes and pinpoint 'notorious' sites. Illus. in colour and b/w, Bibliog. and Index. 176pp. trade size softcover. As New.


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