The A-Z of Curious London by Gilly Pickup

By Gilly Pickup

Spooky, grotesque, bizarre yet precise issues approximately one of many world's maximum towns come alive within the A-Z of Curious London. observe London's tiniest residence, a 4,000-year-old mouse made up of Nile clay, and feature a chuckle at issues humans depart on London's shipping (including fake tooth, a human cranium and a park bend - convinced, really). Why did a dentist retain his lifeless spouse on view in a store window? the place did a shopkeeper homicide a hundred and fifty clients? Which Queen confirmed her bosom to an envoy? Why was once a guy arrested for donning a most sensible hat? within the urban right, why is not any thoroughfare referred to as a highway? To sum up, eccentrics, legends, folklore, murders, scandals, ghosts, tremendous characters and oodles of wow issue, it's all right here.

Show description

Read or Download The A-Z of Curious London PDF

Similar paranormal phenomena books

Drowning Mermaids (Sacred Breath, Book 1)

She is a sublime princess displaced from her domestic. he's a coarse sea captain with a center of gold. ..

To break out the battle in her underwater nation, the noble daughter of a murdered king needs to flee to Alaska. Doing all she will be able to to maintain her more youthful sisters secure, Aazuria attempts to assimilate and paintings one of the american citizens, together with her feisty red-haired bodyguard at her facet. This safe haven holds friendly surprises, for the princess meets a somber gentleman in a dismal nook who gives you to teach her his global.
Trevain Murphy is a profitable crab fisherman who has spent his lifestyles development an empire above the ocean, yet understands not anything of the higher empire underneath the outside. while a sleek dancer captures his realization, he turns into eager about her outdated speech and precise mannerisms. studying that her father has lately died, he can't withstand extending his kindness in supplying to lead and defend her.
As it turns into transparent that the dark-haired girl is far greater than she turns out, Trevain is unprepared to discover the wonderful secrets and techniques at the back of her blameless facade. Neither the captain nor the princess can think that their lives becomes forcibly entwined as a standard enemy threatens either one of their worlds. ..

Praise for Drowning Mermaids:

". .. A sizzling romance among not going characters, a battle raging unseen to human eyes, and the unforeseen event of a guy who concept the simplest a part of his lifestyles was once in the back of him, merely to determine it has simply all started. .. I don't understand what i used to be extra inspired with, the excellent writing of the writer, or her inventive genius. both approach this novel will get my hearty suggestion in the event you take pleasure in any kind of fable. " - J. T. Thomas, Goodreads reviewer

"Scrieva's skill to infuse a moderate experience of irony into even the main somber passage was once a sheer pleasure to learn. The occasional use of sarcasm on the rate of the characters made the reader suppose social gathering to a personal funny story, and created a comfy intimacy. consequently, greater than the other, I'll be picking out up the sequel Fathoms of Forgiveness (Sacred Breath, #2). " - Sadie Forsythe, writer of The Weeping Empress

More reader reviews:

"I came across this booklet to be attractive, clever and good crafted. the writer Nadia Scrieva has a BA in Anthropology and English. It indicates. Plot, pacing and enhancing are all good performed. fascinating anthropological tidbits are sprinkled in. " - Wren Doloro

"Ms. Scrieva makes use of a Darwinian method of the lore that's fresh and clinical. .. I'm no longer announcing this may be the recent Harry Potter, yet in basic terms since it isn't really intended for children's eyes. " - Thomas M. Bernal

Reviews from readers:

"The writer is extremely artistic and imaginitive, and intelligently so. The mythos at the back of the mermaids used to be distinct (at least to me) and completely defined with an creative recognition to element that made me suppose like i used to be particularly there. " ★★★★★

"I can't consider one other booklet I've learn lately that so absolutely ate up me from the 1st click on of my Kindle to the final. " ★★★★★

"I favored that the Captain was once incorrect and discomfort, and never Mr. Stud muffin ideal. He felt genuine, as did every person else that's beautiful awesome contemplating the fantastical international during which they inhabit. " ★★★★★

"Being a big fan of the television express "The Deadliest Catch" (about Alaskan Fisherman), yet no longer one to in most cases examine a mermaid love tale, i used to be slightly not sure of what to anticipate with this novel. however the top of the range writing and gripping narrative enticed me to learn alongside, and that i was once quick swept up in a narrative that a long way surpassed all my (admittedly modest) expectancies! " ★★★★

"Sure there's the myth atmosphere approximately mermaids and undersea kingdoms and the battle. .. yet that used to be simply the atmosphere for a cleverly written, deeply emotional and complicated story that hits many layers with nuance and finesse. " ★★★★★

About the Author:

Nadia Scrieva is delusion author who believes her Anthropology measure is better utilized in developing compelling subterranean or extraterrestrial lifestyles kinds. She additionally has deep fondness for double-edged, pointy objects.
She lives in Toronto, Canada without husband, no children, and no pets. She does personal a truly beautiful houseplant which she sometimes recollects to water among her all-consuming writing marathons.

Wolf at the Door (Salvation Pack, Book 1)

While Gwendolyn Jones inherits a Tennessee cabin from an outstanding aunt she by no means knew, she quits her task and follows her dream to put in writing complete time. assembly a stranger in an area cemetery isn't a danger she mostly takes, yet she wishes the knowledge on his flash force for a piece of writing she's writing on werewolves.

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, Book 1)

Welcome to Morganville, Texas. simply don't remain out after darkish. collage freshman Claire Danvers has had adequate of her nightmarish dorm scenario, the place the preferred women by no means enable her fail to remember simply the place she ranks within the school's social scene: someplace under 0. while Claire heads off-campus, the implementing previous condominium the place she reveals a room will not be far better.

Otherworld Secrets (Otherworld Stories)

The subsequent Otherworld anthology from number 1 big apple instances bestselling writer Kelley Armstrong. ..

greater than a decade after Kelley Armstrong first opened the doorways to the Otherworld, fanatics are nonetheless clamoring for extra. in keeping with their demands—and to coincide with the Syfy community exhibit in line with the series—Plume has signed up 3 Otherworld anthologies, every one of which revolves round a special subject. the second one within the trilogy, Otherworld secrets and techniques, good points fan-favorites reminiscent of Cassandra, Savannah, and Adam in infrequent and not ahead of released brief stories—plus a new novella. lovers previous and new will flock to this mystery-themed quantity to find the private secrets and techniques of this desirable world.

Contents:
• lifestyles After robbery (Hope and Karl)
• Forbidden (Elena and Clay)
• Angelic (Eve and Kristof)
• The Ungrateful useless (Jaime)
• Zen and the paintings of Vampirism (Zoe)
• Counterfeit Magic (Paige and Lucas)

Extra resources for The A-Z of Curious London

Example text

This is hardly an easy claim to advance within our present order of knowledge and the possibilities it dictates for us. Paranormal phenomena, after all, dramatically violate those firm epistemological boundaries that, since Descartes, have increasingly divided up our university departments (and our social reality) into things pertaining to matter and objective reality (the sciences) and things pertaining to human experience and subjective reality (the humanities).  well, whatever that is. Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury.

Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury. Whatever they are, it is clear that such events cannot be understood without reference to consciousness and the material world: Wolfgang is in town and the laboratory instruments fizzle and fry; the physical location of Elizabeth’s harp is pegged by a mind over a thousand miles away; my analyst colleague feels a sharp stabbing physical pain in relationship to an emotional story she has not yet heard; and so on.

This is how they escape the various social, political, and intellectual censors of their own social surround—by being serious by not being serious. Essentially, popular culture “flies low,” well under the radar. It is also worth underlining the fact that Partridge’s central notion of reenchantment requires for both its logic and energy an earlier and equally Off the Page 29 profound disenchantment. Occulture is not a matter of naive belief, much less of orthodox faith. ” Like Owen’s occultism, then, Partridge’s occulture is a very modern phenomenon that has already incorporated the secular and the scientific.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 3 votes