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The Resource Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? : London's Underground History of Tube Station Names, David Hilliam, (electronic resource)

Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? : London's Underground History of Tube Station Names, David Hilliam, (electronic resource)

Label
Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? : London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
Title
Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?
Title remainder
London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
Statement of responsibility
David Hilliam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The names of the 300 or so London underground stations are so familiar to us as we strap-hang our way across the capital that we take them utterly for granted. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins{u2014}yet these well-known names are almost always linked with fascinating stories of bygone times. Until the mid-19th century, London was almost unbelievably rural, with names belonging to a countryside we could never recognize or imagine today. Who in the 21st century, thinks of a real flesh-and-blood shepherd lolling back on a specially-trimmed hawthorn bush, when traveling through Shepherd's Bush underground station? And who, traveling through Totteridge and Whetstone on the Northern Line, imagines medieval soldiers sharpening their swords and daggers at the aptly named Whetstone just before engaging in the appallingly bloody battle of Barnet? This entertaining book will ensure that you will never view your normal journey to work in the same way again
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Hilliam, David
Dewey number
  • 388.42809421
  • 388.42809421
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE4719.L78
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Geographical
  • Subway stations
Target audience
adult
Label
Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? : London's Underground History of Tube Station Names, David Hilliam, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjM3MA==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00011381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752462370
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752462370
  • (Sirsi) b1463001
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? : London's Underground History of Tube Station Names, David Hilliam, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjM3MA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752462370
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752462370
  • (Sirsi) b1463001
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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