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Brewer's Britain & Ireland

Author: John Ayto; Ian Crofton; Paul Cavill
Publisher: London [England] : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brewer's Britain and Ireland is a Brewer's-style reference book about place-names and the historical associations of the places they designate. Lying part-way between the traditional gazetteer and a traveller's 'armchair companion', it takes the reader on an informative and fascinating 'heritage tour' of thousands of places and place-names in every part of the islands of Britain and Ireland.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ebook
Anecdotes
Gazetteers
History
Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxix, 1267 p. : maps
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ayto; Ian Crofton; Paul Cavill
ISBN: 9781849721851 1849721858
OCLC Number: 858902827
Notes: A-Z.
Description: 1 online resource (9535 entries) : 6 images, digital files
Contents: ETYMOLOGY: source language and meaning of each place; HISTORY: historical events (battles, sieges); LEGEND/FOLKLORE: local lore and legend; LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS: from Malory to Martin Amis FASCINATING FACTS: Everton FC used to play at Anfield. QUOTATIONS: 'Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough...'/ 'Christ, I must be bored: I just thought of Catford'
Other Titles: Brewer's Britain and Ireland
Responsibility: compiled by John Ayto and Ian Crofton ; place-name consultant, Paul Cavill.

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A richly fascinating and browsable 'heritage tour' of more than 7000 places and place-names in Britain and Ireland.  Read more...

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'the book provides an abundance of historical detail on how Britain got its names.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'This is much more than just a place-name dictionary. It is an A-Z of these islands, and explores Read more...

 
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