London's Dead

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Collins, 2008 - Travel - 309 pages
Some of the city’s most gruesome stories are unearthed in this compendium of facts and anecdotes addressing London's dead. From the famous and infamous to unsung heroes and victims, and from well-known resting places to undignified graves, a vast array of deaths is addressed. Stories include that of the Gordon Riots of 1780, during which Langdale's Distillery was stormed; as the rioters gorged themselves the liquor caught fire, burning their insides. The tragic, the preplanned, the absurd, and the bizarre are all covered in this startling history of the dead.

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About the author (2008)

Ed Glinert has a fantastic knowledge of London lore and legend. He's the author of London: Exploring the Hidden Metropolis and A Literary Guide to London - described as a 'mine of information...' He writes the London column in Time Out magazine He has worked for satirical magazine Private Eye. He has also worked for the Radio Times and Mojo, and co-wrote Fodor's Rock 'n' roll Traveler USA and Rock 'n' roll Traveler USA Great Britain and Ireland.

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