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London's Dead - Ed Glinert

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Ed Glinert unearths some of the capital's most gruesome stories as he brings together this compendium of facts about London's dead. From famous and infamous people to unsung heroes and victims, well-known resting places to undignified graves, and a fascinating variety of sticky ends. 'During the Gordon Riots of 1780 the London mob stormed Langdale's Distillery in Holborn. As the raw spirit caught fire, a pillar of flame reached up to the sky, hot gin ran down the road and locals began to gorge themselves, screaming from the internal burns and keeling over dead drunk, or simply dead.' London's Dead unearths some of the capital's most gruesome and intriguing stories: from the serene order of the capital's finest Victorian graveyards to the most horrific crimes committed in its ancient streets. Here are the deaths of politicians and comedians, royals and spies, peasants and highwaymen. There are tragic deaths, accidental deaths, hoax deaths, pre-planned deaths, death while dancing, death from laughing. There is death by hanging, death by knifing, death by drinking, death by drowning, death by disease, death by explosion, death by poisoning, death by strangulation.Ed Glinert explores the city's many and varied final resting places: cemeteries, graveyards, churchyards -- and less official burial sites, from holes in the ground to concrete flyovers -- giving us the full story of London and its dead. Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, London. He is the author of The London Compendium, Literary London and East End Chronicles, as well as editing the Sherlock Holmes stories and the complete works of Gilbert and Sullivan for Penguin Classics. Ed leads a variety of walks for a major London walking tours company.

'Glinert is London: his books are an action- and fact-crammed haven for anyone interested in the city' Sunday Express 'Refreshes parts of London you thought were beyond redemption' Independent 'Glinert has a magpie-like mind, a boundless energy for wandering the streets of the city' Guardian

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The City of Londonp. 1
Central Londonp. 34
The West Endp. 61
Westminsterp. 86
River Thamesp. 109
East Londonp. 117
North Londonp. 163
North-West Londonp. 191
South-East Londonp. 209
South-West Londonp. 232
West Londonp. 259
The London Undergroundp. 285
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexesp. 292
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780007254972
ISBN-10: 0007254970
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.47