A Year in Books/Day 45: Haunted London

English: Exterior of The Langham, London

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  • Title: Haunted London
  • Author: Richard Jones
  • Year Published: 2004 (Barnes & Noble Books)
  • Year Purchased: 2005
  • Source: Barnes & Noble clearance rack
  • About: A photograph-rich travel book that blends traditional history with paranormal research.
  • Motivation: I’m a history-mad Anglophile with a penchant for off-the-beaten-path adventure.
  • Times Read: 1
  • Random Excerpt/Page 23: “A forerunner of London’s grand hotels, the Langham Hotel was built in 1864. Its Victorian splendor was host to such famous names as Mark Twain, Arnold Bennett, Napoleon III of France, and the composer Dvorak -who managed to offend the sensibilities of the management when, in an attempt to save money, he requested a double room for himself and his adult daughter.”
  • Happiness Scale: 9

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