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Kent's Strangest Tales: Extraordinary True Stories: A Very Curious History

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    Martin Latham(Author)

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Kent's Strangest Tales is a book devoted to the weird and wonderful side of the Garden of England. Home to historically rich towns such as Canterbury, Margate and Ramsgate, Kent is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a strange-shaped stick at. From Chaucer's legendary tales of debauchery and naughtiness to Mick and Keef's very first meeting on a rocking 'n' rolling Dartford train, Kent has it all - coast, ghosts, castles, treasures, pirates, Britain's oldest highway and, lest we forget, the old lady who tricked the Luftwaffe. All the stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Perfect for Kent-dwellers and tourists alike, Kent's Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling - an alternative travel guide to some of the county's best-kept secrets that date back many thousands of years. Read on, if you dare! Word count: 45,000

Dr Martin Latham, 56, has a PhD in history from London University and was a lecturer at Hertfordshire University before becoming a bookseller. He has managed Waterstones bookshop in Canterbury for 21 years. He is proud of ordering the excavation of the Roman Bath-House floor at his bookshop, paying for it with the biggest petty cash slip in Waterstones history.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Martin Latham(Author)
  • Portico (9 Jun. 2016)
  • English
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  • By samuel on 11 August 2017

    This book is boringI don't like this book it does not have much interested information at allIt's was not packed wellYes on time deliveryBut I will not buy againBoring book

  • By JOEL on 20 June 2017

    Perfect gift for 83yr old dad! Happy memories of his childhood county! Lots of short stories which he liked! Many thanks 👍🏼

  • By amanda on 21 May 2017

    brought as a present, was gratefully received

  • By KenP on 19 February 2015

    This book intrigued me from the start. Kent has so much history and the format of this edition has just served to make me want to know more about the county; I hope there will be a second edition. The quirky atmosphere and the extensive/amusing history of the county has been captured perfectly in this little book.

  • By tayla on 9 May 2012

    This book came up to expectations of its title. Very interesting if you live in Kent. My next action will be to look some of the items / locations explained in the book.

  • By frustrated hippy on 8 April 2015

    My sister bought me this book because we're exploring Kent in September for 2 weeks and she knows I like to know quirky facts from the history of a place. I wasn't disappointed! I will now be armed with this very readable book in order to visit places that would have otherwise been missed. Great snippets and stories which have already led me to look further before I've even stepped foot in the county. Highly recommended.

  • By Allan on 25 March 2013

    You don't have to live in Kent to like this book, its wacky tales are just marvellous.The author of this book understands readers, writing for them, rather to them,very interesting facts, unusual stories, once you open the first page you willnot be able to put it down. There is going to be more from this author & I lookforward to it.

  • By SB on 22 November 2014

    Bought this as a present for a relative who has lived in Kent her whole life. Some things in the book she had heard of and some she hadn't. kept her amused for a few days and gave her lots to talk about with other Kent friends! Good value for money and I recommend it as an excellent present for someone who thinks they have everything!

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