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London Quiz: How Well Do You Know London?: 400 Provocative, Curious and Humorous Questions to Enlighten and Entertain Travis Elborough

London Quiz: How Well Do You Know London?: 400 Provocative, Curious and Humorous Questions to Enlighten and Entertain

Travis Elborough

Published August 1st 2014
ISBN : 9780711236066
Paperback
240 pages
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How well do you know London? Here are 400 provocative, curious and humorous questions to enlighten and entertain. Even the most devoted Londoner will learn something new from these fun and wide-ranging trivia questions about Londons history,MoreHow well do you know London? Here are 400 provocative, curious and humorous questions to enlighten and entertain. Even the most devoted Londoner will learn something new from these fun and wide-ranging trivia questions about Londons history, monuments, architecture, famous residents, place-names, notable events, and more. A delightful way to explore the city, this fun book is a perfect stocking filler, with history ranging from obscure lore to facts and fascinating, often humorous histories. Where is the only cross-eyed statue in London and who does it depict? a) Next to the Royal Exchange in the City of London- George Peabody, the nineteenth-century American-born philanthropist b) At the point where Fetter Lane and New Fetter Lane converge- John Wilkes, the eighteenth-century politician c) Islington Green- Sir Hugh Myddleton, the seventeenth-century entrepreneur Answer: b) John Wilkes really did have a severe squint, as reproduced in the statue, but despite his looks, he was a legendary and eloquent womanizer who once said that, when meeting an attractive woman, it took him only ten minutes to talk away his face.