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  • London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City
  • Steve Roud
  • English
  • 28 February 2020
  • 9781847945112

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Read Õ London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Telling these stories it also delves through layers of hearsay and speculation to investigate how and why they arose In the process it shows how the story of Dick Whittington and his cat has connections with the ancient Middle East explains why lions rather than ravens at the Tower of London were once felt to be inextricably bound up w. Billed as legends AND traditions it delivers Few books on london s folk history deliver such a variety so accessibly

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Read Õ London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ith the city’s fate and pinpoints precisely where the story of Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet Street was first recorded Exploring everything from local superstitions to ghost stories to annual customs this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the ci. 35 I enjoyed it but didn t learn much new

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Read Õ London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub London is a city with almost as many ancient legends and deep rooted customs as it has streets and landmarks and here a leading folklorist brings together an astonishingly rich selection of them tales of ghosts and witches; stories about fabled events heroes and villains; and accounts of local supersitions and beliefs Beyond simply re. This book is a good introduction to London folklore It is divided up into sections where different streets and landmarks are arranged alphabetically so it s easy to find a specific area you re interested in if you don t want to read the whole thing For the most part the book focuses on 19th and 20th century lore There are only a few instances going back earlier most of which are drawn from Stow s Survey of London The type of folklore includes ghost stories hauntings fairs childhood practices rumours and stories It is a good mixture and contains a bibliography and index so it s easy to track down additional sources for the bits that most interest you The writer takes on the role of the educator in addition to the telling of the stories of folklore he also tries to explain how folklorists think and work and how folklore is studied This is very interesting but can come across at times as a little condescending The only slight criticism of I have of this book is that it centres with a brief exception of the mention of Chinese New Year festivities purely on white London folklore Which as London has been home to immigrant families and a multi cultural city for so long now seems to be a bit of an oversight It would have been very interesting I think to see the way that imported folklore has become part of the city s folklore and mixed with native beliefs Overall this book was highly enjoyable and I d definitely recommend it to people interested in London and folklore I found it particularly interesting to read about the areas where I work and live and learned uite a lot After reading it cover to cover I feel like it will also make a great reference book Desolation Angels The Big Empty #3 practices rumours and stories It is a good mixture and contains a bibliography and index so it s easy to track down additional sources for the bits that most interest you The writer takes on the role of the educator in addition to the telling of the stories of folklore he also tries to explain how folklorists think and work and how folklore is studied This is very interesting but can come across at times as a little condescending The only slight criticism of I have of this book is that it centres with a brief exception of the mention of Chinese New Year festivities Under Fire In The Middle East purely on white London folklore Which as London has been home to immigrant families and a multi cultural city for so long now seems to be a bit of an oversight It would have been very interesting I think to see the way that imported folklore has become LMNO Pea uel part of the city s folklore and mixed with native beliefs Overall this book was highly enjoyable and I d definitely recommend it to Saint Charbel people interested in London and folklore I found it World Religions A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology particularly interesting to read about the areas where I work and live and learned uite a lot After reading it cover to cover I feel like it will also make a great reference book