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Book Review: London Quiz by Travis Elborough and Nick Rennison (Frances Lincoln)

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London Quiz offers a wide range of questions about London’s history, monuments, architecture, famous residents, place names, notable events and much more.

Compiled by well known writers of London histories, Travis Elborough  and Nick Rennison , the London Quiz book explores many of the stories and curiosities of the capital city.

Over 400 questions are posed, each of which has three possible answers in twenty themed sections.

Starting with Crime and Punishment, the twenty questions in each section  explore all aspects of each theme.

Other sections include London in the Movies, Musical London, Theatrical London , Royal London, Drinkers’ London, London Transport and London Firsts.

Some of my favourite questions include :

Which legendary London bogeyman made his first appearance in print in a story of 1846 entitled The String of Pearls ?

Who supposedly lies buried beneath one of the platforms at King’s Cross railway station ?

What creature sits on top of the weathervane on the Royal Exchange?

In the 1930s Christina Foyle , the famously eccentric owner of Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross cabled to Adolf Hitler to ask him what ?

What was the first London monument to be damaged in an enemy air attack ?

However what sets this book apart from its competitors is the well written answers that provide full explanations.

Therefore the book acts as a normal quiz but also offers a large number of reference points about London that encourage further investigation.

This interesting, entertaining and amusing book would appeal  to a wide range  of readers who want to find out more of the often strange and bizarre history of London.

It is a well known trait in many Londoners that they like to have a number of obscure and interesting London facts to amuse and entertain their friends, acquaintances and visitors. This book offers a wide range of nuggets of London information that would allow you beat them at their own game.

Visiting London Guide – Highly Recommended

For further information or to buy a copy of the book , visit the Frances Lincoln website here

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