The Little Book of Birmingham (Hardcover)

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The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic, or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters, and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Norman Bartlam's new book gathers together a myriad of data on Brum. There are lots of factual chapters but also plenty of frivolous details which will amuse and surprise. A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something you never knew. This is a remarkably engaging little book, and is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

About the Author

Norman Bartlam works as a teacher in the Ladywood area on local history, geography, and citizenship projects. He is heavily involved with local history (he runs the Ladywood Local History Group) and is the author of several titles in the Britain in Old Photographs series.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780752463490
ISBN-10: 0752463497
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Little Book Of