London Curiosities by John Wade. Published by Pen & Sword

My father was born and raised in London (Walthamstow), and though he never returned after a brief visit for Elizabeth’s coronation, I grew up listening to his stories about his own childhood in London during the Blitz. I was thrilled to be granted an advance copy of this book that explores the lesser known  and more unusual sites of one of the greatest cities in the world. Explore hidden “treasures” left behind by the Romans, go underground and see the tunnels where people waited for the all clear to sound after an air raid, see the homes and businesses you won’t be shown on any local tours and much more. Photographs, both current and historic, give readers a clear view of the hidden wonders of London. Highly recommended for anyone who lives in or near London, or just those who wish they did. I wish my dad had lived long enough to see this book, I’m sure it would have brought back many memories

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