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Taking you through the year day by day, The Plymouth Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history.
Find out when Plymothians elected the first woman to take her seat at Westminster, when Sir Francis Chichester sailed back into the city at the end of his global voyage in Gipsy Moth IV, when Laurel and Hardy made their last ever appearance onstage, and what became of Casper the famous commuting cat who regularly travelled on the same bus day after day.
Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information, it will delight residents and visitors alike.
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John Van der Kiste has written more than 30 books, including royal and historical biographies, and was a contributor to the "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography."
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Book Description History Press, 2011. Condition: New. John van der Kiste presents an engrossing, day by day compendium of Plymouth trivia - and not-so-trivial historical fact - from 1 January 1824, when Robert Peel granted Plymouth Dock leave to change its name (it became Davenport eight days later), to 31 December 1999 and pre-Millennium traffic chaos around Sainsbury's superstore: 'it seems as though people think the end of the world is coming' quoth the manager. No jacket. Seller Inventory # 299426