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The Story of London From Roman River to Capital City by Jacqui Bailey
  

The Story of London From Roman River to Capital City

Synopsis

The Story of London From Roman River to Capital City by Jacqui Bailey

The story of a tiny settlement that grew up on a muddy river bank 2000 years ago to become one of the world's greatest capital cities. Fully revised and updated for 2011, The Story of London features the famous people and dramatic events - battles, plagues, fires and bombings - that have shaped the city, as well as the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.Also included are introductions to the most important social and cultural institutions that influence Londoners' lives. Facts, fun quizzes and cartoons are presented in such a way as to bring famous events to life and cut-away drawings reveal London's greatest and best-known buildings, such as the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral.

Reviews

'The Story Of London is for project-doers.....With historical facts, web links and up-to-date material on everything from the Romans to the river and red buses, it even manages to fit in the Olympics 2012.' * Families Online (May 2011) * Get to grips with London's history from Roman river to capital city in this handy, colour guide. Packed with cool facts and true tales, each page also has a quick Guess who quiz and there are handy maps with highlighted places to see and visit. Brilliant! * tBkmag's (2011) *'


About the Author

Jacqui Bailey has spent a lot of her adult life working with children's books. She has been an editor and publisher of everything from picture books to encyclopedias, but mostly enjoys finding out amazing bits of information and then writing about them. She is an award-winning author with more than 20 children's information books to her name, including A Cartoon History of the Earth series. Jacqui lives in London - and thinks it is the best city in the world.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2011

Author

Jacqui Bailey

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Publisher

A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Categories

Educational: History

ISBN

9781408133194

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