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London Adventure Walks for Families

Tales of a City

By Becky Jones, Clare Lewis

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Format: Paperback / softback, 208 pages
Other Information: 100 colour and b/w illustrations, photographs and maps
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 May 2010
From the authors of the highly successful Adventures Walks for Families In and Around London comes London Adventure Walks, offering 25 carefully devised, imaginative explorations of London - all starting from points easily accessible by public transport - specifically designed to appeal to children. Intriguing explorations of the historic (Tudor London/Dick Whittington/Fire of London/Florence Nightingale), literary (Dickens, Shakespeare, 101 Dalmatians, Paddington Bear), artistic and famous sights of the capital will draw them in and keep them enthralled.

Table of Contents

1. Landmark London: The best sights in the shortest time 2. Out of the Ashes: The Great Fire of London 3. Mission Impossible: Spies and the Cold War 4. Great Expectations: Charles Dickens and a Victorian childhood 5. Paddington Bear and Portobello Market 6. What the Romans did for London 7. Time and Space at Greenwich 8. Poetry on Hampstead Heath 9. 101 Dalmations in Regent's Park 10. Kings and Queens: London's great Palaces 11. Birdsong at Rainham Marshes 12. On the Waterfront: Dockside 13. Festival of Britain: Modern Art and Architecture 14. Street Life: London's coolest markets 15. Dick Whittington and the City of London 16. Coram Boy: The story of a Georgian orphan 17. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens 18. Shakespeare's City 19. King Henry VIII's Court at Hampton 20. Boat Race: Rowing on the Thames 21. Florence Nightingale and the story of medicine 22. Meadow on the Thames: Richmond 23. Mary Poppins: Battersea Park 24. The story of ice-cream: Regent's Canal 25. The Wild Wood: Dulwich Village

About the Author

Becky Jones is a documentary film maker specialising in science, history and arts programmes at the BBC and Chanel 4. The skills of fact finding, research and travelling across the globe have been honed and brought closer to home with the series of guide books Adventure Walks for Families books she has created with journalist colleague Clare Lewis. The books inspire children and families to get out and about, exploring the stories and games of an old fashioned outdoors childhood through a good tramp in the countryside. Born and bred as Londoners, and following the success of Adventure Walks for Families, Becky and Clare have since produced London Adventure Walks, The Adventurer's Notebook and The Bumper Book of London. To find out more about Adventure Walks for Families, have a look at the website www.adventurewalksforfamilies.co.uk or sign up to their facebook page Adventure Walks for Families and tweet on @adventurewalks Both live with their families in London. Clare Lewis is a journalist and former managing editor at Conde Nast, IPC and National Magazines, including Tatler, Brides, Country Living and Homes and Gardens specialising in articles on crafts, design and interiors. Her skills as a commissioning editor and writer have given her an eye for detail and putting words and pictures together in a clear format. Together with television producer Becky Jones, she created the Adventure Walks for Families series of guide books, inspiring children and families to get out and about, exploring the stories and games of an old fashioned outdoors childhood through a good tramp in the countryside. The success of the first book in the series, together with Clare's knowledge of London (as a true cockney, she was born and bred within the sound of Bow Bells) has led to the publication of London Adventure Walks, The Adventurer's Notebook and The Bumper Book of London. To find out more about Adventure Walks for Families, have a look at the website www.adventurewalksforfamilies.co.uk or sign up to their facebook page Adventure Walks for Families and tweet on @adventurewalks Both live with their families in London.

Reviews

'We love this new book ... it is filled with ideas for keeping children amused' - Daily Express 'A walking scheme so wily it should get even the most lumpen child off its sulky bottom' - Daily Telegraph 'It's day-tripping season - but where to go? Becky Jones and Clare Lewis have done all the hard work for you. This great pocket-size book doesn't just point you in the direction; it's packed with ideas for pit stops, activities to enjoy while you're out and about and story tapes to take along for the journey.' - Time Out 'An absolute treasure trove for parents and children. Not just great walks, but songs, food, fascinating facts and fun things to do.' Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood Created to provide a fun, essentially free day out for all the family. Primary Times

EAN: 9780711230675
ISBN: 0711230676
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 16.76 x 12.14 x 1.3 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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