London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud


  • Hardcover
  • 444
  • London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City
  • Steve Roud
  • English
  • 21 October 2020
  • 9781847945112

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Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City characters Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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

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London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City

Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City characters Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. Heavy on the ghost stories but a wonderful book that breaks down folklore in London by areaI honestly like the idea of women sticking pins into Henry VIII s codpiece though I think Roud gives the wrong reasonFor Harry Potter fans you can also see connections to aspects of the novels

Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City

Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City characters Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. Meh Couple of good stories History of London I got bored with it Because its structured like a encyclopedia it s a bit disjointed I was hoping for a cool story or two for film inspiration most of them were weird ghost stories the plague hangings and such Nothing I havent heard before


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    Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City Steve Roud ì 7 Read Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud A pretty good overview of London lore although not a lot massively new to me Some very good stuff on newer myths like the Chelsea Smilers; I'd have loved a lot of that

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    London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud 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 folklo

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    Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud Steve Roud ì 7 Read London lore explores the legends associated with different neighbourhoods of London and alphabetically by area so it reads like an encyclopedia

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    London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud Heavy on the ghost stories but a wonderful book that breaks down folklore in London by areaI honestly like the idea of women sticking pins into Henry VIII's codpiece though I think Roud gives the wrong reasonFor Harry Potter fans you can also

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    Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud Steve Roud ì 7 Read Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City Billed as legends AND traditions it delivers Few books on london's folk history deliver such a variety so accessibly

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    Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud I enjoyed learning about the history and folk lore of London particular the area that I am from but I think the

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    Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud Steve Roud ì 7 Read Meh Couple of good stories History of London I got bored with it Because its structured like a encyclopedia it's a bit disjointed I was hoping f

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    Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud Steve Roud ì 7 Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud Comprehensive but a bit bland and over reliant on local ghost stories

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    Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud Steve Roud ì 7 Read London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud 35 I enjoyed it but didn't learn much new

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    Steve Roud ì 7 Read Free download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ì Steve Roud London Lore The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City) [Pdf/E–book] Ò Steve Roud So boring not interesting at all

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