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London Plaques by Derek Sumeray
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London's buildings are dotted with commemorative plaques. Many are the famous blue plaques, indicating where a famous person was born, lived, stayed, or if a significant event took place there, or an earlier use of the site. This book is a comprehensive gazetteer of all of London's plaques. Using Derek Sumeray's classic book as a basis, this thoroughly revised new edition arranges plaques alphabetically by area, providing a text that is linked to London's geography and, therefore, of greater use to a resident or visitor wanting to explore the famous people and events commemorated in that area.

Author Biography

Derek Sumeray retired early from a successful business career and took up photography, which led to a scheme to photograph every plaque in London. Since there was no guide to these plaques to help him, he wrote it himself.John Sheppard read history at Oxford before becoming a documentary film maker. He has forty World in Action films to his credit plus many one-offs. More recently he has devoted himself to writing and to campaigning. He maintains a database of London's buildings currently running to over 10,000 entries.
Release date Australia
February 23rd, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.)
Imprint
Shire Publications Ltd
Pages
320
Series
Dimensions
149x210x23
ISBN-13
9780747807353
Product ID
3204482

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