The Little Book of London
David Long

The Little Book of London

A funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply bizarre information which no-one will wish to be without, The Little Book of London looks at London’s looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, the realities of being royal, and answers hundreds of questions most readers never even think to ask. Which famous building are the guns of HMS Belfast trained on? What happened to the mud when they dug out the Piccadilly Line? And why can't cabbies park up when they want the loo? With all this and 10,000 wacky other facts, it's a trivia junkie's London dream.

Book Details:

  • Author: David Long
  • Published Year: 2008
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: The History Press

David Long

David Long spent 25 years writing features for national newspapers and editing glossy magazines before turning to books, initially as a ghostwriter. Since then, under his own name, he is the author of many successful non-fiction titles for adults and children. With an engaging historical focus, his books have been well received by readers and reviewers alike and translated into a dozen languages. In 2017 his book Survivors was the Blue Peter Book of the Year. He lives in Suffolk, is the father of two boys, and has made regular appearances in the Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Pe...
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Book Reviews

  • "Quite an incredible wealth of information...an endorsement at the highest level should be given to The Little Book of London."
    Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London
  • "A coruscating compendium of wacky facts...this must-read book is packed with terrific trivia."
    Publishing News