A Dictionary of Pub Names by Leslie Dunkling and Gordon Wright

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A Dictionary of Pub Names

by Leslie Dunkling and Gordon Wright

Routledge & Kegan, 1987, colour photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0710213247

Like New Condition, minor shelf wear and edge wear to cover

'This dictionary tells the tales of thousands of pub names in modern Britain.  Their origins are many, ranging from trades and professions, sports and pastimes, natural history, military achievements, heraldry, national and local heroes, to modern visual jokes and verbal puns.  Nearly 5000 entries reveal a whole way of life, history, tradition and humour.  The Penny Black may be a reminder of how postal services developed, but the pub of that name at Whiston, Merseyside also happens to be in Licker's Lane!

Great believers in the British pub as an institution, Leslie Dunkling and Gordon Wright have produced a book to be dipped into for fun, or consulted at a serious level for intriguing information not readily available elsewhere.  Their dictionary will delight and entertain both the specialist and the general reader.'