Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music



Black Cabs & Sleeping Policemen

Black Cabs & Sleeping Policemen
Item# 9781844548545

Product Description

Publisher: Metro Publishing Ltd

Author: Harry Oliver

Ever wonder where the Toby Jug came from, why Morris dancers exist, or whether Marmite came before Bovril? Everyday, we are surrounded by a host of quintessentially British 'things' so familiar that we may neglet to appreciate them. From our morning tea to the double-decker bus to work, the post box and the British pub, the UK is filled with unique and quirky objects, customs and services. In this wonderful volume, Harry Oliver tells the fascinating stories behind all those things that make Britain great. (hb)