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I Never Knew That About London Illustrated
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0091943191, Hardcover)In this lavishly illustrated book bestselling author Christopher Winn takes you on a captivating journey around London. Traveling through the villages and districts that made up the world's most dynamic metropolis, I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures, and birthplaces that shape the city's sometimes turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years, explore London's finest country house in Charlton, unearth the secrets of the mother of Parliaments, and discover the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for station. With gorgeous colour illustrations throughout, this miscellany reveals the steeple which became the model for the traditional wedding cake, the home of the sandwich, and the house which was home to Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Brimming with stories and snippets, Winn provides a spellbinding insight into the history of the capital. This beautiful book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
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The West is under threat. Russia has been granted sole access to the undersea Lomonosov Ridge in the Arctic Ocean - home to oil reserves even greater than Saudi Arabia's. The US is determined to claim a share of the oil riches. The CIA send ex-KGB agent Anna on a mission to the brutal wilderness of Norilsk - the base of Russia's Arctic development and a new floating nuclear station. She must disrupt their plans, but Intelligence reports that a Russian group are already planning to destroy the precious power station. But why are they risking everything to sabotage their own country's resources? Is the US trying to force an outcome while keeping their hands clean? With the KGB hot on their tail, it's up to Anna and the CIA to prevent an attack that could destroy the entire Arctic region, and its oil reserves, for ever.
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