Everything You Know About London is Wrong

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in London's history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through history and the city's character.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944120

Category: History

Page: 304

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A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in London's history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through history and the city's character. Think that the tower that holds Big Ben is called St Stephen's Tower? Think again it was called the Clock Tower until 2012 when it was renamed the Elizabeth Tower. Think that the Union Flag flying over Buckingham Palace means the Queen is home? Think again it means that she's elsewhere, doing other Queenish things. Packed with details on real London history, it explodes a range of myths from the rumoured burial of Queen Boudica beneath platform 10 at King's Cross to the lamp on Carting (or 'Farting') Lane that runs on gas from the city's sewers. Myths regarding London's arts, entertainment, food, drink, kings and queens, traditions as well as politics are all covered, to give you a fascinating insight into the true capital.

Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944755

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Matt Brown is the Editor-at-Large of Londonist.com and has written extensively about arts and culture. He is the author of the previous two volumes in this series,

Everything You Know About Animals is Wrong

Or do they? A must-read in the Everything you Know series, this book debunks a range of old-cod stories about animals in author Matt Brown's inimitable humorous and fascinating style.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849946742

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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A humorous and informative book, debunking a range of commonly held myths about animals. Camels store water in their humps and magpies love to steal shiny objects. Or do they? A must-read in the Everything you Know series, this book debunks a range of old-cod stories about animals in author Matt Brown's inimitable humorous and fascinating style. Covering everything from the myth that lemmings throw themselves off cliffs in suicide (they don't, but on occasion some just fall off) to the one about bats being blind (they're not, and they can see but use the more sophisticated echolocation for certain hunting). From head in the sand ostriches to cats landing on their feet, a wealth of information on our beloved pets to creepy crawlies and wild giants, this book will set the marvel of the animal word straight. Plus, there are special features on the odd diets of animals and how wrongly they are portrayed in the movies. All the old stories and myths about animals we've had since childhood are gleefully debunked in a hugely entertaining book.

Everything You Know About Science is Wrong

Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London Is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944618

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 892

A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in science. Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London Is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Does nothing travel faster than the speed of light? Well, in certain circumstances, a winded tortoise can go faster. Are there actually seven colours in a rainbow? Think again. And our author merrily explains why our hair and nails don't keep growing after we die and why chemicals in our diet might not be the toxic threats we are led to believe. Covering everything from pseudoscience to phenomena of physics, scandals of space and scientific misquotes, Everything You Know About Science is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.

Everything You Know About Space is Wrong

In the latest book from the Everything You Know is Wrong series, Matt Brown brings you a compendium of amazing facts about our planet, the universe, and everything in between!

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945066

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 759

Matt Brown has worked as a scientific editor, writer and event host, working for Reed Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group. He served as the Royal Institution s quizmaster for three years, and has also put on science quizzes for the Royal Society, Manchester Science Museum and the Hunterian Museum. As well as making contributions to several popular science books, Matt has also written extensively about London. His previous solo books include the myth-busting Everything You Know ... Is Wrong series about London, Science and Art, also published by Batsford.

Everything You Know About England is Wrong

Packed with details on real English history, the book explodes a range of national myths from bluebirds in Dover (they are not indigenous European birds) to the origin of the Cornish pasty (they might have been invented in London), from our ...

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849945233

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 353

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in English history. A great myth-busting book that takes you on a great ride through history and a national character. Think we're the land of Punch and Judy and Morris Dancing? Think again as both traditions started in Italy. Love Winston Churchill's wartime speeches? Well, they were spoken by an actor for the radio. Packed with details on real English history, the book explodes a range of national myths from bluebirds in Dover (they are not indigenous European birds) to the origin of the Cornish pasty (they might have been invented in London), from our stiff upper lip (an Americanism) to where you can spend a Scottish bank note. English arts, entertainment, food, drink, kings and queens, traditions as well as politics are all covered to give you a fascinating insight into the true England. Includes an additional chapter on Scottish, Welsh and Irish myths that we've been peddling in England for decades and need to be laid to rest.

The Numbers Game

A former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, along with a behavioral analyst, presents this first book on soccer stats that reveals the numbers that truly count, exposing the sport's hidden rules. Original.

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Author: Christopher Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143124566

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 376

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A former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, along with a behavioral analyst, presents this first book on soccer stats that reveals the numbers that truly count, exposing the sport's hidden rules. Original.

London s Heart

I can ' t understand it ; it doesn ' t seem right to me ; but of course you know best .
... What you ' ve got to do is to find out the secret , get into the swim , and make
money . ... But tell me , Alf ! Isn ' t that gambling ? and isn ' t gambling wrong ?

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Author: B. L. Farjeon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: PRNC:32101067643724

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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The scene opens in the locality of Soho--that labyrinth of narrow paths which always wears a depressed and melancholy air, as if it had just gone into mourning. If Soho ever had bright days in the shape of a sunny youth, it must have been very long ago. No trace of them remains; a settled sadness lies upon its queer narrow thoroughfares now and for evermore. The very voices of its residents are more subdued and resigned than other voices are in other places. No locality in London contains so strange a variety of life's phases as may be found in Soho. And yet it is full of mystery, and its ways are dark and secret. Men and women may live there for years, and their antecedents and present modes of life shall be as little known as if they lived in the most remote corner of the earth. Soho is the molehill of the Great City. You may have a thousand pounds a year and spend it in Soho, and your neighbours not only shall not notice it, but shall be as utterly indifferent to you as if you lived on tenpence a day--as hundreds of poor fellows are doing at this present moment. Hard-working mechanics live there; weary-eyed needlewomen; libertines; ballet-girls, whose salary is twenty shillings a week, and who wear furs and false hair and diamond rings; and man-owls, who sleep by day and prey by night.

Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong

Written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, this book takes you through all the facts we thought true, from bodily blunders, medical mis-quotes and curious cures. Does giving kids sugar make them go hyper-active?

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849944318

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 972

A highly entertaining book debunking the many myths about the human body. Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, this book takes you through all the facts we thought true, from bodily blunders, medical mis-quotes and curious cures. Does giving kids sugar make them go hyper-active? Not at all – there is no proven link! Is there such a thing as being 'double-jointed'? And is it dangerous to swim after eating? Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.

London s Heart

I'll show you as much and for grandfather's too . As to its being gamone day , and
more thousands at the back of it . bling and wrong - now , look here , Lil . Yon
How can I make it ? Why , I'll tell you . Here know what grandfather thinks of the ...

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Author: Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082272745

Category: English fiction

Page: 219

View: 622

London Society

possible that he had discovered No , dear guardian , you have her secret , and
that he would dis done enough , and more than ... What I want known aspirer to it
? now is to know all about myself Pray , pray leave me here , ' she Can you tell
me said ... That's all wrong , that there were curious circumyou know ; all wrong .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:79301585

Category:

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Sharpe s London magazine a journal of entertainment and instruction entitled Sharpe s London journal entitled Sharpe s London magazine conducted by mrs S C Hall

wrong ! no. friend ! Oh. sir. ,. if. it. is. in. had feared that when the excitement of our
your power , let me go home to my father . ... But what do you know of me ? ... Did
I On seeing me she made a slight movement of ask what you knew of me !

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Author: Anna Maria Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555031571

Category:

Page:

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London Night and Day

Like New York, London can be enjoyed all day and all night. This insider's guide gives you the gen on where, when and how to enjoy London at any hour. It covers places to stay, places to eat, drink, dance and be entertained and informed.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943482

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 257

Like New York, London can be enjoyed all day and all night. This insider's guide gives you the gen on where, when and how to enjoy London at any hour. It covers places to stay, places to eat, drink, dance and be entertained and informed. Including all the main and famous places in London but with the added twist of highlighting some of the lesser-known parks, palaces and museums. The book is structured by hours of the day, so it gives the ideal time to do any number of great things in a great city, from breakfast places and tea at 4, to cocktails at 6 and midnight walks. Discover gin palaces, walks beside the Thames, Hawksmoor churches and haunted pubs with this indispensable guide. Each entry lists the nearest tube stop so this grand city can be explored with an Oyster card! Author Matt Brown from legendary London blog the Londonist is probably the most London-obsessed person there is. He brings his own extensive knowledge of the city to the book, revealing an array of new experiences even for the long-term Londoner and the discerning tourist. With London Underground going 24 hours in September, this is a timely book to discover some of the hidden charms of this fascinating city.

Everything You Know about Love and Sex is Wrong

Twenty-five Relationship Myths Redefined to Achieve Happiness and Fulfillment
in Your Intimate Life Pepper Schwartz ... his own label — and if he was , he had a
plan whereby he could do it from London . ... In fact , known very often if the man
is older , he may already 186 Everything You Know About Love and Sex Is
Wrong.

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Author: Pepper Schwartz

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 0399146555

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 277

View: 601

Reveals common myths regarding dating, sex, marriage, cohabitation, and communication, and offers tips on acheiving fulfilling relationships.

What money can t do by the author of Altogether wrong

To the Brunswick , I suppose ; Foster recommended it as the best hotel for us for
the short time we need be in London . ... If you are not happy , Marion , you know
what I said I should do to them , ” said young Percy Crawford , who was barely ...

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Author: What

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600055879

Category:

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London Society

How kind ! murmurs Mrs. St. John ; and her daughter adds , I am afraid you will
find shopping and sight - seeing very tame ... What an extremely polite old
gentleman ! exclaims Irene , as as the Colonel has disappeared . ... So you see ,
if you are to have any family at all on your father's side , it would be quite wrong
not to make friends with this man , now that we have so happily fallen in with him
again .

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Author: James Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066342019

Category:

Page:

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Everything You Know About Planet Earth is Wrong

The latest addition to the popular Everything You Know series, this book will blow apart your beliefs in the world’s physical and social landscape, leaving you staggered by astounding facts about our planet's geography, nature, countries ...

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849944547

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 409

A fascinating and humorous read that debunks the surprising myths about the world we always believed. The latest addition to the popular Everything You Know series, this book will blow apart your beliefs in the world’s physical and social landscape, leaving you staggered by astounding facts about our planet's geography, nature, countries and cities. Indulge your curiosity and you’ll find a plethora of myths, legends and misquotes that have shaped the way we view the world today. Convinced the world is round? Think again! It’s actually flatter at the poles. Have the Sahara down as the world’s biggest desert? It’s actually Antarctica. Brimming with facts about the world, how it works and the way we live in it, this illuminating book will guide you through the minefield of misinformation to set the record straight on everything from the location of Mexico to the correct way of measuring earthquakes. Discovering untruths about people and places, geography and the environment, Everything You Know About Planet Earth Is Wrong provides a hugely entertaining insight into the world we live in.

The Astounding Science Puzzle Book

Aspiring code-breakers should keep their eyes peeled for hidden puzzles as well. From the Big Bang to Beatles lyrics – this book is perfect for any trivia lover.

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Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945691

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 971

'Pitched just right, entertaining without being heavy handed,

The Lancet London

What weighty and essential pursuits ; or if they happen to take the must be
insisted on is , that no one can pursue earnestly know . | right subject in hand ,
they handle it in the wrong way . They ledge and what is commonly called
pleasure at ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10054783

Category:

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Everything You Know about God is Wrong

... the comics in the graphic anthology Outrageous Tales From the Old Testament
from London's Knockabout Publications. A roster of artists illustrated Gaiman's
faithful renditions of the atrocity stories to be found in the Good Book: Jephthah
sacrificing his daughter to ... LEVITE WHO | Tookohl's 130 EVERYTHING YOU
KNOW ABOUT GOD I5 WRONG Journey to Bethlehem to Neil Gaiman and Steve
Gibson.

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Author: Russell Kick

Publisher: Disinformation Company

ISBN: IND:30000115531125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 387

View: 976

Think you know God? Disinformation takes on religion as only they can.