By Gilly Pickup
Spooky, ugly, bizarre yet actual issues approximately one of many world's maximum towns come alive within the A-Z of Curious London. observe London's tiniest condo, a 4,000-year-old mouse made up of Nile clay, and feature a snigger at issues humans go away on London's shipping (including fake tooth, a human cranium and a park bend - convinced, really). Why did a dentist continue his lifeless spouse on view in a store window? the place did a shopkeeper homicide one hundred fifty consumers? Which Queen confirmed her bosom to an envoy? Why was once a guy arrested for donning a best hat? within the urban right, why is not any thoroughfare known as a highway? To sum up, eccentrics, legends, folklore, murders, scandals, ghosts, significant characters and oodles of wow issue, it's all right here.
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The A-Z of Curious London by Gilly Pickup