The London Blue Plaque Guide

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History Press Limited, 2009 - History - 290 pages
This is a guide to London's distinctive Blue Plaques that commemorate the remarkable men and women who have lived in the capital. Its biographical portraits, listed in alphabetical order, provide informative and sometimes irreverent anecdotes about many of the famous and some not-so-famous lives. The careers of more then 700 individuals are provided--including well-known names such as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Jimi Hendrix, and Florence Nightingale--as well as fascinating accounts of the antics and achievements of less familiar figures whose lives have also been commemorated by a Blue Plaque. The text includes maps showing the location of plaques in Central London, indexes by area and profession, and illustrations of some of the most remarkable individuals.

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About the author (2009)

Nick Rennison graduated from Cambridge and works as Publications Manager for Waterstones booksellers. The book is the result of his long fascination with the stories behind the plaques.

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