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The Story of London Richard Brassey

The Story of London By Richard Brassey

The Story of London by Richard Brassey

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Everything you wanted to know - and some surprises - about one of the world's greatest cities told in words and cartoon illustrations in Richard Brassey's inimitable style.

The Story of London Summary

The Story of London by Richard Brassey

Roman Londinium, Saxon Lundenwic, the medieval City of London, the great metropolis that has survived the Plague, the Fire and the Blitz - it's all here, along with the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Madam Tussaud's, the London Eye and all the famous landmarks.
Richard Brassey has a gift for focussing on just the colourful details children will enjoy, and on each page the narrative breaks out into stories, anecdotes, jokes, fascinating facts and accounts of famous Londoners. With excitingly busy pages packed with lively pictures and witty captions, this is a brilliant introduction to London past and present.

The Story of London Reviews

"There is little on London for the children's book market so this will do very well. Brassey covers from Roman times to today and includes colourful comic illustrations including the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and more." Bookseller Buyer's Guide Highlights, 16 Jan 04 "It's amazing how much is packed into this book...A perfect introduction to the capital." Mail on Sunday, 18 Jul 04 "Contains enough scintillating fact in cheeky cartoon-strip format to keep their minds off all the fun they're having." Families South East, 1 Jul 04 "An inspiring pictorial history of our capital, as rich and varied as the city itself." Books for Keeps, Sep 04 "This is the sort of book that begs to be read and re-read on a regular basis" Families South West, Sep 04 "Young readers will delight in this gorgeous cartoon introduction to one of the world's greatest capital cities...Kids will be clamouring for a visit!" Good Book Guide, 1 Sep 04 "Here's a must-have if your planning a family break in London. It's crammed with amazing facts about London's history...with loads of cartoon style pictures." Northern Echo, 12 Oct 04 "a stimulating and accessible history for the younger reader" School Librarian, Autumn 04 "A perfect introduction to the capital" Mail on Sunday, 18 Jul 04 'takes children aged five and above on an exhilarating tour of our capital.' SUNDAY EXPRESS

About Richard Brassey

Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling NESSIE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER and THE STORY OF SCOTLAND, which won the TES/SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD. He lives in Essex.

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The Story of London by Richard Brassey
Used - Like New
Hachette Children's Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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