Description : Vlad and the Great Fire of London is a full colour, 32 page fiction picture book. Supporting the KS1 English National Curriculum topic it is narrated by Vlad the flea. Vlad and his friend, Boxton the rat are living in London when one night by witness the start of the fire that destroys most of the City of London. The book also contains a fact file.
Description : First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London’s rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J Sansom. Fires don’t start by themselves. They need someone to light them. As the Great Plague of London loosens its grip at last, Charles II’s court moves back to the city, the theatres reopen and a new year arrives. 1666. It cannot be more terrible than the previous year, surely? But it can. What’s more it seems that a serial killer who stalked hand in hand with the Plague might not be dead after all. Together with actress Sarah Chalker, highwayman William Coke and thief-taker Pitman come together as one, determined to stop the brutal murder of London’s rich and poor once and for all. But another threat is on the way. It hasn’t rained in five months. London is a tinderbox – politically, sexually and religiously. The Great Fire of London is about to ignite. And the final confrontation between Coke, Pitman and Sarah Chalker and their murderous adversary will be decided against a background of apocalypse.
Description : DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London is your in-depth guide to the very best of London. From taking in the magnificent sight of Big Ben and Parliament Square from the great heights of the London Eye to walking across Tower Bridge after visiting the historic Tower of London to treating yourself to a night at the theatre on the city's West, London truly offers a little bit of everything. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London: + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London truly shows you this city as no one else can.
Description : The fifteenth century Romanian Prince Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even within this figure's own lifetime, his true story became obscured by a veil of myths. Vlad has been depicted as a national and Christian hero who bravely fought to defend his native land and all of Europe against the invading Turkish infidels. However, he has also been portrayed as a bloody tyrant -- whose reputation slowly transformed through the ages into the fictional vampire created by Bram Stoker at the end of the nineteenth century. Even in the twentieth century, the true history of Dracula has been obscured by communist and nationalist historiography. This book presents the life and times of this fascinating personality of medieval Europe. The author uses all extant Romanian, Turkish, Russian and German sources to reconstruct the history of this famous Prince who, despite his short reign, created a name for himself in the
Description : The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London's rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. It seems that a serial killer who stalked hand in hand with the Plague might not be dead after all. Another threat is on the way - it hasn't rained in five months. London is a tinderbox - politically, sexually, and religiously. The Great Fire of London is about to ignite. And the final confrontation between Coke, Pitman, and Sarah Chalker and their murderous adversary will be decided against a background of apocalypse.
Description : Ideal for planning family vacations, "Econoguide 2002 London provides all the information savvy, budget-minded travelers need. This basic guide shows travelers how to get the most out of their money and time--no matter what their budget might be. Loaded with up-to-the-minute information, it provides insider tips on how readers can stretch their travel dollars with money-saving advice on how to get there (affordable airline tickets on the best flights) and where to stay (the best hotel deals)--plus advice on how to find the right restaurants and tickets to attractions at the right price. This Econoguide includes: "Power Trips"--step-by-step daily itineraries that help travelers make the most of their day without losing their patience--or their life savingsDozens of money-saving coupons for hotels, car rentals, attractions, restaurants, vacation packages, and shops--save up to $2,000Up-to-the-minute information
Description : The popular Econoguide budget-travel series has expanded beyond the United States to include Econoguide '99: London. As with all Econoguides, this new addition includes all the essential information about getting the most from a vacation, including: -- Accommodations and their prices -- The best places to dine, shop, and sightsee -- Complete listing of museums, galleries, and theaters -- Day trips by car -- Fun activities for children of all ages -- currency exchange information And, best of all, Econoguide '99: London includes $1,000 in valuable coupons for money-saving discounts on hotels, car rental agencies, museums, shops, and more!
Description : Full-color photography and a host of practical information highlight this series of user-friendly travel guides, which also include descriptions of local sites, restaurants, hostels, shops, and nightspots; ratings of sites for value, historic interest, family friendly appeal, and other criteria; local itineraries and shopping suggestions; travel suggestions; transportation options; and colorful maps.