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Do Not Alight Here

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 1854143522
Genre : Subway stations
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Guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. This book includes abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and more that can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author.
Category: Subway stations

Working The London Underground

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 9780752497419
Genre : History
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Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. It was the first underground railway in the world, and is now central to lives of millions of Londoners. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway from the beginning, 150 years ago, exploring this dangerous, back-breaking job and how it culminated in the rail system we see today. He works his way through the construction and working history of this iconic system, until reaching modern day, including stories from London Underground workers and their real-life experiences. Backed up with sixty stunning archive and modern photographs, this is a book that anyone interested in the London Underground or London history cannot do without.
Category: History

The London Underground Activity Book

Author : Samantha Meredith
ISBN : 1407136135
Genre :
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Celebrating 150 years of brilliant Underground history \- this book is packed with puzzles, quizzes and games \- with cool things to make and amazing facts and stories about London's iconic Tube system. Full of extraordinary tales of sheltering during the Blitz, fascinating 'lost' Underground stations, mysterious hauntings, and much more.
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Hidden London

Author : David Bownes
ISBN : 9780300245790
Genre : Architecture
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Travel under the streets of London with this lavishly illustrated exploration of abandoned, modified, and reused Underground tunnels, stations, and architecture.
Category: Architecture

Underground London

Author : Stephen Smith
ISBN : 9780748123940
Genre : Travel
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What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.
Category: Travel

London S Lost Power Stations And Gasworks

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 9780752497204
Genre : History
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Many of London’s original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting redevelopment that is seemingly always just out of reach. However, in their prime these mighty ‘cathedrals of power’ played a vital role in London’s journey towards becoming the world’s most important city. Gasworks also played a key role, built in the Victorian era to manufacture gas for industry and the people, before later falling out of favour once natural gas was discovered in the North Sea. London’s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks looks at the history of these great places. Famous sites that are still standing today, such as those at Battersea and Bankside (now the Tate Modern gallery), are covered in detail, but so are the previously untold stories of long-demolished and forgotten sites. Appealing to anyone with even the slightest interest in London, derelict buildings or urban exploring, this book uses London’s power supply as the starting point for a fascinating hidden history of Britain’s capital, and of the more general development of cities from the era of industrialisation to the present day.
Category: History

Laconic

Author : Adam Shove
ISBN : 9798667154266
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poems that take place at various London Underground stations.
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Neo Victorian Cities

Author :
ISBN : 9789004292338
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.
Category: Literary Criticism

Britain S Lost Railways

Author : John Minnis
ISBN : 9781781317730
Genre : Transportation
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The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain’s finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's, it stands proud as testament to Britain's architectural heritage. In this stunning book, John Minnis reveals Britain's finest railway architecture. From the most cavernous engine sheds, like Old Oak Common, through the eccentric country halts on the Tollesbury line and the gantries of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, to the soaring viaducts of Belah and Cumlin, Britain’s Lost Railways offers a sweeping celebration of our railway heritage. The selection of images and the removable facsimile memorabilia, including tickets, posters, timetables and maps, allows the reader to step into that past, serving as a testimony to an age of ingenuity and ambition when the pride we invested in our railways was reflected in the grandeur of the architecture we built for them.
Category: Transportation

The London Underground Serial Killer

Author : Geoff Platt
ISBN : 9781473827325
Genre : True Crime
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The story is now thirty years old and most, if not all, of the characters involved were middle aged men at the time and are now dead. The story did make the national press when it first occurred. A murder in a Police Station is big news and something to beat the Police with. However, when it was found that 12 people had been pushed under underground trains in London by a man that they did not know, the government felt that it might lead to mass hysteria and put a lid on the story with the press.??The officers involved were a small, select, cadre of elite Flying Squad and Serious Crime Squad officers from South London, the same ones who had been dealing with the Krays, Richardsons, Brinks Mat etc. Their methods were unorthodox and recorded in the best selling "Untouchables" book. They were several extreme and unusual and certainly unorthodox, tactics. Officers kidnapped senior Home Office officials and detained them until the Old Bailey judge issued a summons and threatened a warrant in 5 minutes. At the committal the judge, prosecution, defence and everybody had to step over the start witness and he vomitted on the judge's shoes. Witnesses being murdered. Other witnesses being locked up it secret cells to protect them from being murdered.??The Attorney General was satisfied that there was convincing evidence of all 16 murders that Kelly admitted. He was in prison for thirty years with only one or two days between sentences and all the murders co-incided with his absences from prison and before his next arrest. When protected by Police, most had been witnessed. In 12 cases Kelly had presented himself to Police as a star witness who had been talking to the poor depressed man about his unfaithful wife when the train arrived at the station and he jumped underneath it. The widow eventually lost her husband, her reputation, when kelly's story was told to the coroner, and her insurance money, when the death was ruled to be suicide. The A.G. authorised five murders to be charged, and instructed that prosecutions were to be discontinued and the remaining charges left on file as soon as two convictions were secured, as further prosecutions would not be in the public interest, due to their expence.
Category: True Crime

Lost Cincinnati

Author : Jeff Suess
ISBN : 9781626195752
Genre : Architecture
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Portions of the text appeared previously in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Category: Architecture

Lost On The Sea Of Galilee

Author : Dermod Judge
ISBN : 9781914471605
Genre : Fiction
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Jack Gillcrest is a skilful painter who succumbs to the dangerous attractions of art forgery, descending through increasingly challenging fakes to an active role in the art heist of the century. For all his skill in painting techniques, Jack Gillcrest realises that producing a genuine work of art is beyond him, despite his artistically talented girlfriend, Grania believing that he could be a successful painter in his own right. He allows himself to be coaxed into forging the work of some of the world’s great artists and is handsomely rewarded for it, but the stakes increase when Jack is persuaded to help steal two hundred million dollars’ worth of art from a museum in Boston. Among the spoil is a superb Rembrandt – Storm on the Sea of Galilee – which taxes Jack’s forging talent to its utmost. Can Jack forge a new future for himself? Or is this a heist too far?
Category: Fiction

The Lost Boyz

Author : Justin Rollins
ISBN : 9781908162014
Genre : Social Science
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At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became determined to steer other young people away from such a life. The Lost Boyz tells the story of Rollins' descent into a form of madness, in which self-destruction, anger, wanton behavior, and fear reside at the core. Never has a book taken the reader so far inside the minds of troubled youths who gradually realize that there is no easy escape from their chaotic lifestyle. Their need - to gain respect from and stay credible with each other - stems from offending, alienation, living on the margins of society, and crazy behavior, all of which serve as barriers to rejoining the normal world and going straight. The book contains countless lessons for young
Category: Social Science

The Little Book Of The London Underground

Author : David Long
ISBN : 9780752462363
Genre : History
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With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London.
Category: History

London S Lost Tube Schemes

Author : Antony Badsey-Ellis
ISBN : CHI:81059694
Genre : London (England)
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In the early days of tube railways in London there was little short of a mad scramble to get new tubes authorised for construction. Private and institutional finance was tempted by the promise of moneymaking schemes. Few in the event made very much and some were just plain scams. This book reveals over forty unfulfilled tubes that were presented to Parliament between 1880 and the start of the First World War, as well as many proposed variations to the tubes that were constructed.
Category: London (England)

Actual Fucking Monsters

Author : James Desborough
ISBN : 9780244485863
Genre : Games & Activities
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Aren't we all just a little tired of shiny, brooding, humanised monsters who just want to be loved? Not in this game, here you will play Actual Fucking Monsters who do horrible things are hounded and hunted to the ends of the Earth. Yes, it's fun, just a different kind.
Category: Games & Activities

Lost London In Colour

Author : Brian Girling
ISBN : 9781445615127
Genre : History
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A wonderful collection of rare and previously unpublished images of London a century ago, presented in full colour. Over 250 rare colour photographs of London with authoritative captions.
Category: History

Sf Boxed Set 140 Intergalactic Action Adventures Dystopian Novels Lost World Classics

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 9788027248162
Genre : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Jules Verne: 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool
Category: Fiction