Who was the oldest gold medalist ever, and what animal did he shoot to obtain his victory? Why is London’s 50km water ring main of sporting interest? Where can you find remnants of the two previous London Olympics?
We’ve got a new ebook out for Kindle and other electronic devices. Noted author David Long presents a potted guide to the three occasions on which London has hosted the Summer Games — 1908, 1948 and 2012. It includes all the background info you need to place the current Games in their rich historical context.
Author David Long has written extensively about the capital, covering the more offbeat aspects of its long history and eccentric architecture. Always engaging and well informed, they include Spectacular Vernacular: London’s 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings, a sequel Tunnels Towers and Temples: London’s 100 Strangest Places and Hidden City: The Secret Alleys, Courts and Yards of London’s Square Mile. The latest to be published is Murders of London: In the Steps of the Capital’s Killers.
As with any book from David, you can expect a well-researched account pebbledashed with eyebrow-raising trivia.
Buy The London Olympics: 1908, 1948, 2012 by David Long from Amazon for just £1.80 (UK price).
Or try our previous ebook: London Pub Crawls