This book covers 10 walks which cover the main areas of downtown central London - if you are visiting for a first time, this is all you need to explore at your own pace.
Author: G. Costa
Discover London with "Amazing London Walks" Written by a professional London tour guide, travel writer and journalist, this London selection of walking tours is the best way to make the most of visit to London. This selection of walking tours is unlike any other and is an excellent choice for first-time visitors, repeat visitors or curious Londoners wanting to know more about their city. Each walking tour covers the major highlights you would expect to see on a visit, with hidden secrets and gems off the beaten path. This book covers 10 walks which cover the main areas of downtown central London - if you are visiting for a first time, this is all you need to explore at your own pace. If you are a Londoner then this is a great chance to discover or rediscover the city. Our 10 Amazing Walks are: 1) Mayfair - London's poshest area 2) St. James's and Royal London - From Buckingham Palace to the oldest hat shop in the world. 3) Westminster, Whitehall and Government - See Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, discover one of the most expensive schools in the country, and even where Benjamin Franklin once lived. 4) The West End - Trafalgar Square, a cafe in a crypt, Piccadilly Circus, London's real life "Diagon Alley", Covent Garden, Neal's Yard and so much more. 5) Embankment and South Bank - London's oldest outdoor monument, sphinxes, how the river Thames changed London, the Southbank, a Roman Bath and much more. 6) Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens - With over 625 acres to cover, we make sure you see the best bits. Public executions, speaker's corner, the Serpentine Lake, Peter Pan's statue, Kensington Palace and much more. 7) Knightsbridge and South Kensington - Harrods, the Museum Quarter, the Royal Albert Hall and more. 8) Bankside and The City of London - St. Paul's Cathedral, How London Bridge was moved to the USA, Why London's Skyscrapers Have such Incredible architecture and names (the cheesegrater? the shard?), The Great Fire of London and more. 9) Aldwych to Tower Hill - The Great Plague, Abandoned Churches, Secret Gardens and much more. 10) Camden, Regent's Park and Baker Street - Camden Town Market, the home of Sherlock Holmes, an enormous rose garden and more. Maps and photos throughout the book help you navigate your way, as well as clear instructions. Each walk lasts 1 to 2 hours and you will discover a mix of history, modern culture, fascinating stories and fun facts making these tours ideal for all ages. Scroll up and get your copy of Amazing London Walks now.
London is a great city for walking, whether for pleasure, exercise or simply to get from A to B. Despite the city's extensive transport system, walking is also often the quickest way to get around − at least in the centre − and it's ...
Author: Graeme Chesters
Publisher: London Walks
London is a great city for walking, whether for pleasure, exercise or simply to get from A to B. Despite the city's extensive transport system, walking is also often the quickest way to get around − at least in the centre − and it's also free and healthy! London has grown organically over 2,000 years rather than being planned logically like some modern cities (such as New York). As a result many attractions are off the beaten track, away from the major thoroughfares and public transport hubs. This favours waking as the best way to explore the city, which contains a wealth of interesting sights in every 'nook and cranny'.
It explores the relics of Dutch and British rule, where Sid killed Nancy and Bowie made his home. You will be led to community gardens, learn why parks got their name, and the curious stories behind obscure statutes.
Author: Stephen Millar
New York Offbeat Walks is a pocket-size guide containing 13 walks covering Manhattan. It is not a guide to the mainstream, but the quirkier side of Manhattan, for jaded residents who want to rediscover their city and explore areas they often overlook. Each walk will cover lesser-known architectural, historical, and cultural highlights and everything in between: from movie locations to hidden rivers; where Warhol and the Beats hung out to where Billie Holliday lived, and Mafia hits carried out. It explores the relics of Dutch and British rule, where Sid killed Nancy and Bowie made his home. You will be led to community gardens, learn why parks got their name, and the curious stories behind obscure statutes. Accompanied by full-color photographs and maps, the walks will take readers in the footsteps of celebrities, pioneering women, poets, rock stars, murders, anarchists, and the people who helped shape this great city.
London. Library: Mapping. London's. Tides,. Streams ... layers of literary history sedimented by the hidden rivers and flowing streams of London's streets, ...
Author: G. Potts
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume features new essays by eminent and emerging Woolf scholars, focusing on the aesthetics and influences of Virginia Woolf's work. Themes include eco-criticism, conceptions of intellectual women, spaces and places, and Woolf beyond Bloomsbury. The volume opens with a personal reflection by Cecil Woolf, nephew of Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
Author: George W. M. ReynoldsPublish On: 2020-04-10
That this secret grief was the motive which had induced or compelled her to refuse the hand of ... The Earl was walking by the side of an elderly gentleman, ...
Author: George W. M. Reynolds
The Mysteries of London in 4 volumes is a "penny blood" classic. There are many plots in the story, but the overarching purpose is to reveal different facets of life in London, from its seedy underbelly to its over-indulgent and corrupt aristocrats. The Mysteries of London are considered to be among the seminal works of the Victorian "urban mysteries" genre, a style of sensational fiction which adapted elements of Gothic novels – with their haunted castles, innocent noble damsels in distress and nefarious villains – to produce stories which instead emphasized the poverty, crime, and violence of a great metropolis, complete with detailed and often sympathetic descriptions of the lives of lower-class lawbreakers and extensive glossaries of thieves' cant, all interwoven with a frank sexuality not usually found in popular fiction of the time.
Author: George W. M. ReynoldsPublish On: 2017-03-06
The cowth and the theepe are walking in the gween fieldth. Pway who might have been the artitht of thith mathleth producthion?" "That is a secret," said the ...
Author: George W. M. Reynolds
Publisher: Mauro Liistro Editore
The Mysteries of London is a penny dreadful or city mysteries novel begun by George W. M. Reynolds in 1844. Reynolds wrote the first two series of this long-running narrative of life in the seedy underbelly of mid-nineteenth-century London. Thomas Miller wrote the third series and Edward L. Blanchard wrote the fourth series of this immensely popular title. Michael Angelo in Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors writes: Reynolds had read Eugene Sue while in Paris and was particularly impressed by his novel Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris). It inspired Reynolds to write and publish a penny part serial The Mysteries of London (1845), in which he paralleled Sue's tale of vice, depravity, and squalor in the Parisian slums with a sociological story contrasting the vice and degradation of London working-class life with the luxury and debaucheries of the hedonistic upper crust. An early socialist and a Chartist sympathizer, Reynolds had a genuine social conscience, and he contrived to stitch into the pages of his books diatribes against social evils and class inequities. (79) Instalments were published weekly and contained a single illustration and eight pages of text printed in double columns. The weekly numbers were later bound in cloth covers with a fresh title page and table of contents and offered as complete works of fiction. After Reynolds quit The Mysteries of London, he began a new title: The Mysteries of the Court of London, which ran from 1848 until 1856.
He had spent every evening hidden outside after midnight, watching for Lady Wexham, but she had taken no more solitary walks to the temple.
Author: Ruth Axtell
Publisher: Baker Books
Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need--or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London's West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell. Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, will he do the right thing? Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors and no one is who they seem. Readers will be hooked from the very first scene to the final page.
The carriageturned acorner and his walking stick went sliding. They both reached out, butshe caught ... So what dastardly secret am I going to find out now?
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Hachette UK
Fans of Grace Burrowes, Liz Carlyle, Meredith Duran, Sarah Maclean and Courtney Milan will be enthralled by the dazzling talent of Sherry Thomas in this beautifully written romance about a marriage of convenience that turns inconveniently passionate... Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Felix knows very well his golden image is a hoax. But no one else suspects the truth, until Miss Louisa Cantwell comes along. From their first meeting, Louisa has mistrusted his outward perfection. Yet even she could not have imagined that The Ideal Gentleman would propose - to make her his mistress. She cannot ignore the pleasure his touch ignites. Nor can she deny the pull Lord Wrenworth exerts upon her. Dare she get any closer to a man full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her? Discover more of the acclaimed romance by Sherry Thomas in her compelling Fitzhugh trilogy, Beguiling the Beauty, Ravishing the Heiress and Tempting the Bride.
It's twenty-one days since the outbreak in New York. Eighteen days since I left the hospital, seven since I watched the evacuees walking through the street ...
Author: Frank Tayell
Publisher: Frank Tayell
Zombies. The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected, and they died. Then they came back. No one is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The British press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic. Bill Wright, a Westminster insider and an advisor to a future Prime Minister, broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees. He watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead. Then the power went out. He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach the safety of the enclaves he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy, and his unwitting part in it. This is the first volume of his journal. (73,000 words) Other books in the series: 1: London. 2: Wasteland. (Zombies vs the Living Dead) 3: Family. 4: Unsafe Haven. 5: Reunion. 6: Harvest. 7: Home. & Here We Stand 1: Infected & 2: Divided. Post-apocalyptic detective novels: Serious Crimes, Counterfeit Conspiracy & Work, Rest, Repeat.
... must havebeen sitting in one of thearmchairs by the fire, hidden in the ... stooped figure waving something above its head – a walking stick ora cane.
Author: Mark Morris
Publisher: Titan Books
Alex Locke is a reformed ex-convict, forced back into London's criminal underworld for one more job. He agrees to steal a priceless artefact - a human heart carved from blackest obsidian - from the home of a decrepit old man. But when the burglary goes horribly wrong, Alex is plunged into the nightmarish world of the Wolves of London, a band of unearthly assassins who will stop at nothing to reclaim the heart. As he races to unlock the secrets of the mysterious object, Alex must learn to wield its dark power - or be destroyed by it.
It was time to share with Sarah and William the existence of the secret that had nestled inside her ... and waited for him to walk around to the other side.
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Publisher: Baker Books
If the Truth is Revealed, Will She Lose All She's Grown to Love? An orphanage in the slums of London is the only home Sarah Matthews has ever known. When she is suddenly whisked away to a wealthy widow's home in the prestigious Mayfair district, Sarah can't fathom what has happened. Why would this elderly woman, a stranger, want her company? But Dorothea Blake has reasons she isn't revealing. As Sarah blossoms into a young woman, the secret Mrs. Blake harbors threatens to make them both outcasts among London's elite. When a visitor unknowingly stumbles upon the truth, he puts Sarah at risk of losing everything she holds dear, including the attentions of a new curate. Will the mystery of her birth remain buried forever?
Author: Meredith Baldwin WeddlePublish On: 2001-05-03
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Author: Meredith Baldwin Weddle
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
A synthesis of intellectual and social history, Walking in the Way of Peace investigates the historical context, meaning, and expression of early Quaker pacifism in England and its colonies. In a nuanced examination of pacifism, Weddle focuses on King Philip's War, which forced New England Quakers, rulers and ruled alike, to define the parameters of their peace testimony.