Subtitled: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City, this exploration of London's local lore is a long, satisfying wander through streets thick with ghost stories, strange annual customs, and superstition. Borough by borough, Roud takes us on a great guided tour through some of the spookier parts of our city. Vampire hunts, the ghastly apparitiions of Newgate Prison, and even an unfortunate case of a girl vomiting adders, nothing's too wierd for Wyrd London.
London, Arrow Books, 2010 (2008). Paperback, 419 pp.