Black Plaques London: Memorials to Misadventure

Author:   John Ambrose Hide
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9780750989954


Pages:   360
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Black Plaques are not to be found proudly mounted on a wall and for good reason. What with their commemoration of a brutal execution outside Westminster Abbey, the selling of sex toys in St James's Park, and an intruder at Buckingham Palace with Royal undergarments stuffed down his trousers, this is not the sort of historical subject matter authorities choose to grace a building's facade or depict on a visitor information board. In fact, many people might hope such indecorous and inconvenient episodes remain quietly overlooked. But this book jogs such artful lapses of memory and at one hundred and fifty locations across London, Black Plaques lift the carefully placed rug to discover a big stain. The unseemly blemishes brought to light recall moments when mankind was not enjoying its finest hour, so there are scenes every reader should find disturbing. AUTHOR: John Ambrose Hide's background is in audio production for film, TV and music, and this is his first book. He has written and produced audio guides to London's top ten visitor attractions, shortlisted for 'Best Tourism Experience' at BT Visit London Awards 2009. He secured a UK trademark on 'Black Plaque(s)' as the perfect title for the kind of storytelling he enjoys. 75 b/w images

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Author:   John Ambrose Hide
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9780750989954


ISBN 10:   0750989955
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Imagine a grown-up version of Horrible Histories. --Sunday Times


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John Ambrose Hide has a background in music and sound production and spent many years running a sound studio in Soho until the conspicuous need for this, his first book, forced itself on his agenda. When not making note of awkward stories, he twangs a bass balalaika in a Russian gypsy band.

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