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Halliday, Stephen

Overview
Works: 42 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 2,223 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TD140.B39, 388.42809421
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Halliday
The great stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the cleansing of the Victorian capital by Stephen Halliday( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted river Thames was extremely offensive. Engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette was chosen to change the city's outdated sanitation system. This text examines his great achievement
Underground to everywhere : London's underground railway in the life of the capital by Stephen Halliday( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1900 an American financier called Charles Tyson Yerkes was placed in charge of London's underground railways, which had been in service since 1863 and were, even then, showing signs of their age. Over the next five years he applied his business methods - which he described as 'Buy up old junk, fix it up a little and unload it upon other fellows' - to the construction of much of the capital's deep-level tube system. Yerkes was one of many colourful characters who gave London its underground railway system." "But the London Underground is more than a railway. In the twentieth century, under the enlightened management of Frank Pick, the Underground was responsible for some striking developments in industrial design. Bauhaus, Cubist and other innovative ideas were applied to station architecture, advertising posters and seat covers. The work of artists such as Graham Sutherland, Len Deighton and Lucie Attwell was exposed to large audiences for the first time, as was that icon of industrial design, Harry Beck's diagrammatic map of the Underground network." "Making use of extensive research in London's archives, Stephen Halliday shows how these pioneers struggled with the problem that vexes the Underground to this day. London undoubtedly needs it but has never really decided who should pay for it. Passengers or taxpayers? Public or private finance? Is it a profit-making enterprise or a social service? The book places this unanswered question in its historical context as, in the twenty-first century, the debate turns in a new direction, once again headed by an American under the direction of London's first elected mayor."--BOOK JACKET
Water : a turbulent history by Stephen Halliday( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Water is essential to human life and an important component of human history. Yet it is surprising how little attention it receives in historical accounts. Stephen Halliday's new book explores the beneficial and harmful effects of H[subscript 2]O throughout British history, looking at how scientists, inventors, engineers and politicians have attempted to harness the good and confront the bad."--Jacket
The great filth : the war against disease in Victorian England by Stephen Halliday( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newgate : London's prototype of hell by Stephen Halliday( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all London's prisons Newgate was the most notorious. In this new book Stephen Halliday brings to life its riotous, cruel and colourful story." "From the twelfth to the twentieth century Newgate occupied the site if one of the ancient Roman gates of London. It was rebuilt five times before being demolished and replaced by the Old Bailey. The second prison was built by the Mayor of London, Richard Whittington, and bore his stature, complete with cat. The last was built by George Dance, his design replacing the one burnt to the ground by the Gordon rioters in 1780. Newgate housed, among many others, Daniel Defoe, Titus Oates and the Italian libertine Giacomo Casanova." "Stephen Halliday mixes contemporary accounts, illustrations and biographical sketches to throw new light on the history of this building whose name has passes into the language in an ominous phrase: 'as black as Newgate's knocker'."--BOOK JACKET
The Olympics by Stephen Halliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Olympics is a unique and entertaining collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, the book covers a range of fascinating trivia for every sport lover to enjoy. You can discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The Amazing And Extraordinary Facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure."--Publisher description
The great stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the cleansing of the Victorian metropolis by Stephen Halliday( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis ""The Great Stink"". Parliament had to act - drastic measures were required to clean the Thames and to improve London's primitive system of sanitation. The great engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and this bo
Making the metropolis : creators of Victoria's London by Stephen Halliday( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop : a guide to London's famous fictional landmarks by Stephen Halliday( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Count Dracula's residence in Piccadilly to Platform 9¾, an exhaustively researched guide to London's fictional landmarksAll of London's fictional clubs, pubs, restaurants, houses, and streets that have been made famous in the works of the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Bram Stoker, and Evelyn Waugh are featured in this exhaustively researched volume. Listed geographically and alphabetically, the entries each provide a description of the location, its place in literature, and its inspiration. This book explores the city from the viewpoints of the writers who have used it as a stage for their plots, of their characters, and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that they are standing outside the home of David Copperfield on the Strand, or a haunt of Holmes or Wooster. From Fleming's legendary Blades Club in Mayfair, which made appearances in both Moonraker and Goldfinger, to Waugh's bohemian Shepheard's Hotel from Vile Bodies which was based on the celebrated Cavendish Hotel, this guide will appeal to all lovers of classic fiction set in the great city
Our troubles with food : fears, fads, and fallacies by Stephen Halliday( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the history of our relationship with food, from Galen in the first century AD declaring that fruit was the worst kind of food to eat, to John Kellogg's belief that eating whole grain cereals would prevent masturbation and bring people closer to God. This title analyses our changing attitudes towards food
Amazing and extraordinary facts about Great Britain by Stephen Halliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain" unearths the hidden legends, laws, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and locations that have shaped Britain's compelling, and at times, tumultuous past. Explore how Britain was formed - its geology and climate, the quirky characters and events of its history and the origin of British institutions, such as public schools, fish and chips and driving on the left hand side. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesti
Which business? : how to select the right opportunity for starting up by Stephen Halliday( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which business? : tested ideas for profitable enterprises by Stephen Halliday( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing & extraordinary London Underground facts by Stephen Halliday( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fascinating and useful reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike. For anyone who has lived, worked, visited or even passed through London, the tube is one of the iconic and defining characteristics of the city. Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts takes you from the famous roundel symbol and standing on the right of the escalators, to the instantly recognizable and hugely influential route map. This title helps to discover the tales of the building of the first lines in the mid-nineteenth century and the steam trains that ran along them, the ever expanding network of routes, the abandoned ghost stations, the notorious incidents and colorful characters that have all played a part in the amazing and extraordinary history of the London Underground
London's Markets : From Smithfield to Portobello Road by Stephen Halliday( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive account of London's major markets from Roman times to the present day. London is a city of markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping, and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday's book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman Londinium to the London of Boris Johnson as well as a guide to visiting them--and emerging with a bargain.--Publisher's description
The little book of crime and punishment by Stephen Halliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of he days when noses, hands and heads were cut off, heretics burned at the stake and rebels were hung, drawn and quartered. They will be entertained and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance conversation or quiz! A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dippied in to time and time again to reveal som
Amazing & extraordinary facts London by Stephen Halliday( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rangers : the official illustrated history by Stephen Halliday( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to London's famous fictional landmarks by Stephen Halliday( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London is unrivalled as a source of inspiration for writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to Zadie Smith. This book explores the capital both from the viewpoint of the many writers who have used it as a stage for their plots and their characters; and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that they are standing outside the home of David Copperfield on the Strand or Count Dracula's residence in Piccadilly
 
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The great stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the cleansing of the Victorian capital
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Underground to everywhere : London's underground railway in the life of the capitalWater : a turbulent historyThe great filth : the war against disease in Victorian EnglandNewgate : London's prototype of hellThe great stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the cleansing of the Victorian metropolisMaking the metropolis : creators of Victoria's LondonOur troubles with food : fears, fads, and fallaciesAmazing and extraordinary facts about Great Britain