The Notorious Guide to Britain: A fascinating tour of the weird, wonderful, murderous and marvellous

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A fun and informative trip around the highways (not forgetting the low ways) and byways of Great Britain. Within its pages you will find love and romance, murder and mayhem, royalty, aristocrats and commoners, politics and politicians, sex and scandal, sporting triumphs and sporting disasters, millionaires and eccentrics, film stars and train robbers and much more besides.

  • Why were some customers at Harrods offered cognac or smelling salts during their visit to the store?
  • What links DJ “Whispering Bob” Harris to a split pair of velvet trousers?
  • Which high street store issued a patent for a drug to treat syphilis?
  • The staff of which shop had uniforms by Mary Quant and hairstyles by Vidal Sassoon?
  • Who placed a sign on her bedroom door bearing the legend ‘Chief Chick’?
  • Did you know that the cashpoint was invented while someone was having a bath?

Product Details

Price
£12.99  £12.34
Publisher
Gemini Books Group Ltd
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781914451072

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