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The Little Book of Crime and Punishment

by Stephen Halliday

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this...


Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts

by Stephen Halliday

This is a fascinating and useful reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway...


Underground To Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital

by Stephen Halliday

London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the...


Our Troubles With Food: Fears, Fads and Fallacies

by Stephen Halliday

For millennia the normal, natural and pleasurable activity of eating has been surrounded by fear and anxiety. Religious traditions have long decreed what foods are right for their followers to eat, but secularisation...


Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell

by Stephen Halliday

There have been more prisons in London than in any other European city. Of these, Newgate was the largest, most notorious and worst. This work tells the story of Newgate's origins, the criminals it held, the...


From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop: A Guide to London's Famous Literary Landmarks

by Stephen Halliday

London in unrivalled as a source of inspiration for writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to J K Rowling. From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop will explore the capital both from the viewpiont of the many...


The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

by Stephen Halliday

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Great Britain

by Stephen Halliday

"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain" unearths the hidden legends, laws, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and locations that have shaped Britain's compelling, and at times, tumultuous past....


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts the Olympics

by Stephen Halliday

Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games?

When did the Olympic event "shin kicking" get banned?

Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games?

Who was the first official cheat in 388BC?

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The Great Filth: Disease, Death and the Victorian City

by Stephen Halliday

Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse. Its factories, mills and foundries supplied a global demand for manufactured goods. As Britain changed from an agricultural to an industrial ecomony,...