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Christopher Fowler
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So, after trawling through comments on this site going back some twelve years and stumbled across Snowy's description of a statue of a man in a lead tricorn hat who functioned as a rain gutter on the roof of a London house. He thought it was boring and apologised for mentioning it. If Snowy thinks he's boring, God help the rest of us.) It inspired me to head out into the bitter cold and look for…
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Christopher Fowler
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'If you 'go out' - and who doesn't these days? - you'll need this.' So begins one popular 1940s travel guide. The concept of 'going out' seems relatively recent in the UK, which explains a hell of a lot. In 1952 a gentleman named John Metcalf decided to produce a book about London with a difference. He felt it should be a guidebook with practical use, as helpful as the legendary 'A-Z', not a dry…
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