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When Did Big Ben First Bong?: 101 Questions Answered About the Greatest City on Earth David Long

When Did Big Ben First Bong?: 101 Questions Answered About the Greatest City on Earth

David Long

Published October 14th 2010
ISBN : 9780752455846
Hardcover
192 pages
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Millions live there, millions more visit each year—but how many really know London? Do you know when Big Ben first bonged—or even who Ben was? Why the River Thames is so-called? Which top Nazi was locked up in the Tower? Or what runs through the moreMoreMillions live there, millions more visit each year—but how many really know London? Do you know when Big Ben first bonged—or even who Ben was? Why the River Thames is so-called? Which top Nazi was locked up in the Tower? Or what runs through the more than 50 miles of train-size tunnels which ring the city, stretch further than the Channel Tunnel and lie deeper than the Tube—and, no, the answers not trains. The worlds first celebrity chef, its oldest club, the worst ever mockney accent, a chapel full of prizefighters, and the last Prime Minister to challenge a rival to a duel with pistols—from the truth about Handels ears to hippos living in Trafalgar Square, its all in When Did Big Ben First Bong?, the ultimate trivia guide to the greatest city on Earth.