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Packed with facts and stories, this book helps you to learn how we would be as freezing cold as Siberia without the Gulf Stream; why we drive on the left-hand side of the road; and why the Midlands became the home of the British curry.

Produktbeschreibung
Packed with facts and stories, this book helps you to learn how we would be as freezing cold as Siberia without the Gulf Stream; why we drive on the left-hand side of the road; and why the Midlands became the home of the British curry.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Books UK
  • Seitenzahl: 368
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. April 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 130mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 318g
  • ISBN-13: 9780670919147
  • ISBN-10: 0670919144
  • Artikelnr.: 36657723
Autorenporträt
Mount, Harry§Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, his best-selling book on Latin, and A Lust for Window Sills - A Guide to British Buildings. A journalist for many newspapers and magazines, he has been a New York correspondent and a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. He studied classics and history at Oxford, and architectural history at the Courtauld Institute. He lives in north London.
Rezensionen
A lovely book, very engaging and easy to read. There are chapters on weather and soil and stone, on the history of hedges or the making of suburbia, all of them infectious did-you-knows. Mount is a natural and enthusiastic sharer of knowledge Evening Standard