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Amazing and Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain. Stephen Halliday
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"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain" unearths the hidden legends, laws, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and locations that have shaped Britain's compelling, and at times, tumultuous past. Explore how Britain was formed - its geology and climate, the quirky characters and events of its history and the origin of British institutions, such as public schools, fish and chips and driving on the left hand side. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
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Introduction; Land and Landscape; Food and Drink; Health and Wellbeing; Government and the Law; Crime & Punishment; Inventions and discoveries and places associated with them; Buildings and Places; and many more...

About the Author

Stephen Halliday is a historian specialising in British and industrial history. He is an authority on the history of London, with a special interest in the great engineering works. He is the author of The Great Stink: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis (Sutton 1999) and Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts. He contributes articles and reviews to magazines such as Literary Review, Times Higher Education, BBC History and History Today.

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