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A Handful of Dust is a novel by the British writer Evelyn Waugh.
Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history.
Ale is a type of beer brewed using a warm fermentation method, resulting in a sweet, full-bodied and fruity taste.
Amersham is a market town and civil parish within the Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England, north-west of London, in the Chiltern Hills.
Amersham is a London Underground and National Rail station in the town of Amersham in the Chiltern district of Buckinghamshire, England.
Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an English writer.
Arthur Henry Mee (21 July 187527 May 1943) was a British writer, journalist and educator.
The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan (the Mingei movement) in the 1920s.
£sd (pronounced /ɛlɛsˈdiː/ ell-ess-dee and occasionally written Lsd) is the popular name for the pre-decimal currencies once common throughout Europe, especially in the British Isles and hence in several countries of the British Empire and subsequently the Commonwealth.
Baker Street is a station on the London Underground at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road in the City of Westminster.
Beckenham is a post town and district of London in the London Borough of Bromley, England.
The Bishop of Bath and Wells heads the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells in the Province of Canterbury in England.
Bloomsbury Publishing plc (formerly M.B.N.1 Limited and Bloomsbury Publishing Company Limited) is a British independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction.
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.
Borehamwood (—formerly spelt Boreham Wood), is a town in southern Hertfordshire.
Brent London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Brent in Greater London, England.
The British Empire Exhibition was a colonial exhibition held at Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex in 1924 and 1925, running from 23 April 1924 to 31 October 1925.
Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a railway museum operated by the Quainton Railway Society Ltd.
Burnham Hundred is a hundred in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.
Candida Rose Lycett Green (née Betjeman; 22 September 194219 August 2014) was a British author who wrote sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and Far Away and The Dangerous Edge of Things.
Charles Henry Holden Litt.D, FRIBA, MRTPI, RDI (12 May 1875 – 1 May 1960) was a Bolton-born English architect best known for designing many London Underground stations during the 1920s and 1930s, for Bristol Central Library, the Underground Electric Railways Company of London's headquarters at 55 Broadway and for the University of London's Senate House.
Chenies is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern district, the easternmost part of south Buckinghamshire, England, on the border with Hertfordshire east of Chesham and Chalfont St Peter.
Chipping Barnet or High Barnet is a market town in the London Borough of Barnet, England. It is a suburban development built around a 12th-century settlement, and is located north north-west of Charing Cross, east from Borehamwood, west from Enfield and south from Potters Bar. Its name is very often abbreviated to just Barnet, which is also the name of the borough of which it forms a part. Chipping Barnet is also the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area - the word "Chipping" denotes the presence of a market, one that was established here at the end of the 12th century and persists to this day. Chipping Barnet is one of the highest-lying urban settlements in London, with the town centre having an elevation of about.
Chorleywood is a village and civil parish in the Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire, England, in the far southwest of the county on the border with Buckinghamshire approximately northwest of Charing Cross.
Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor and producer.
The Circle line is a London Underground line in a spiralling shape, running from Hammersmith in the west to Edgware Road and then looping around central London back to Edgware Road.
The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.
In the United Kingdom, the term conservation area nearly always applies to an area (usually urban or the core of a village) considered worthy of preservation or enhancement because of its special architectural or historic interest.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
Leonard Constant Lambert (23 August 190521 August 1951) was a British composer, conductor, and author.
Continuum International Publishing Group was an academic publisher of books with editorial offices in London and New York City.
Country Life is a British weekly perfect-bound, glossy magazine, based in London at 110 Southwark Street (until March 2016 when it became based in Farnborough, Hampshire), and owned by Time Inc UK.
Croxley is a London Underground station located on Watford Road (A412) in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line.
David Kynaston (born 30 July 1951 in Aldershot) is an English historian specialising in the social history of England.
Decline and Fall is a novel by the English author Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1928.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
Eastwick was a fictional suburb on the outer reaches of the London Underground’s Metropolitan line in Julian Barnes’ novel Metroland.
Edward Burgess Hudson (1854–1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897.
Edward Mirzoeff CVO, CBE (born 11 April 1936) is a prominent British television producer and documentary filmmaker.
Sir Edward William Watkin, 1st Baronet (26 September 1819 – 13 April 1901) was a British Member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur.
An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.
English Electric is the twelfth studio album by English synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), and their second since the 2006 reformation of the band.
Arthur Evelyn St.
Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid Meynell (12 May 1891 – 10 July 1975) was a British poet and printer at The Nonesuch Press.
The Garden of Eden (Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן, Gan ʿEḏen) or (often) Paradise, is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, and also in the Book of Ezekiel.
George Robert Sims (2 September 1847 – 4 September 1922) was an English journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist and bon vivant.
The Great Central Railway (GCR) in England came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension (see Great Central Main Line).
The Great Depression in the United Kingdom, also known as the Great Slump, was a period of national economic downturn in the 1930s, which had its origins in the global Great Depression.
Great Missenden railway station serves the village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England and the neighbouring villages of Prestwood, Little Hampden and Little Missenden.
Gunnersbury Park is a park in the London Borough of Hounslow between Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing, West London, England.
Herbert George Wells.
Hammersmith is a London Underground station in Hammersmith.
Harrow Garden Village was a housing development in the 1930s around Rayners Lane Underground station in London, England, which until then had been a "country halt" on the Metropolitan line.
Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.
Harrow Weald is an area in northwest London, England.
Harrow is a large suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London, England.
Harrow-on-the-Hill is a London Underground station served by trains on the Metropolitan line and National Rail, in Travelcard Zone 5.
Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life.
Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom, directly linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.
High Wycombe, often referred to as Wycombe, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.
Hillingdon is a London Underground station in North Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London formerly Middlesex.
Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson (23 May 1910, Hampstead, London – 15 August 1999, Chelsea, London) was an English architect, interior designer, artist, and writer and broadcaster on 20th-century design.
A hundred is an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region.
The Hypocrites' Club was one of the student clubs at Oxford University.
Ian Allan Publishing is a UK publisher, established in 1942, which specialised in transport books.
Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, FRCA, Hon FKC, Hon FBA (born 29 April 1936) is a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family.
Sir James Maude Richards, FRIBA (13 August 1907 – 27 April 1992), was a British architectural writer.
Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".
John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets.
John Still (c. 1543 – 26 February 1607/8), bishop of Bath and Wells, enjoyed considerable fame as a preacher and disputant.
Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer.
Kingsbury is a district of northwest London in the London Borough of Brent.
Leslie Thomas, OBE (22 March 1931 – 6 May 2014) was a Welsh author best known for his comic novel The Virgin Soldiers.
Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic.
The Liberal Party was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom – with the opposing Conservative Party – in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a Central London railway terminus on the northern edge of the city.
The London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) was the organisation responsible for local public transport in London and its environs from 1933 to 1948.
The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Loughton is a town and civil parish in the Epping Forest District of Essex and, for statistical purposes, part of the metropolitan area of London and the Greater London Urban Area.
Marlow (historically Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow) is a town and civil parish within Wycombe district in south Buckinghamshire, England.
Marylebone station is a Central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the Marylebone area of the City of Westminster.
Metro-Land is a BBC documentary film written and narrated by the then Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, Sir John Betjeman.
Metroland is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson.
Metroland is an English novel written by Julian Barnes and published in 1980.
The Metropolitan line (colloquially known as the Met) is a London Underground line that runs between in the City of London and and in Buckinghamshire, with branches to in Hertfordshire and in the western London Borough of Hillingdon.
The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.
Metropolitan Railway Country Estates (MRCE) was a limited company created in 1919 to manage and develop the land owned by the Metropolitan Railway, notably in what was known as Metro-land north-west of London.
Metropolitan Railway electric locomotives were used on London's Metropolitan Railway with conventional carriage stock.
Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington (9 August 1915 – 14 January 2002) was a British sociologist, social activist and politician who coined the term "meritocracy".
The phrase "Middle England" is a socio-political term which generally refers to middle class or lower-middle class people in England who hold traditional conservative or right-wing views.
Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.
Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mores (sometimes; from Latin mōrēs,, plural form of singular mōs, meaning "manner", "custom", "usage", "habit") was introduced from English into American English by William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), an early U.S. sociologist, to refer to social norms that are widely observed and are considered to have greater moral significance than others.
Murder in Suburbia is a British television drama series first broadcast on ITV on 13 March 2004.
The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.
Neasden is an area in northwest London, United Kingdom.
A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.
Northwood is an elevated residential settlement in the London Borough of Hillingdon adjoining Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve (which contains the Ruislip Lido) and which shares a northern border with Hertfordshire.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978.
Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England, at the south-eastern edge of London's urban sprawl.
Owner-occupancy or home-ownership is a form of housing tenure where a person, called the owner-occupier, owner-occupant, or home owner, owns the home in which he/she lives.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Paul Bonin is a singer and musician (electric bass, guitar) and a songwriter/composer.
Sir Philip Carter Goodhart (3 November 1925 – 5 July 2015) was a British Conservative politician, the son of Arthur Lehman Goodhart.
Pinewood Studios is a British film and television studio located in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, about from Slough, from Uxbridge, and approximately west of central London.
Pinner is a village in the London Borough of Harrow in northwest London, England, from Charing Cross.
A planned community, or planned city, is any community that was carefully planned from its inception and is typically constructed on previously undeveloped greenfield land.
Queensbury is an area of northwest London, England, in the southeast of the London Borough of Harrow on the boundary with the London Borough of Brent.
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is a British private detective television series, starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope respectively as the private detectives Jeffrey Randall and Martin Hopkirk.
Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.
Rayners Lane is a suburban district in the London Borough of Harrow in northwest London between Pinner and West Harrow.
Repton is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England, located on the edge of the River Trent floodplain, about north of Swadlincote.
Ribbon development is building houses along the routes of communications radiating from a human settlement.
Richmond, also known as Richmond (London), is a National Rail station in Richmond, Greater London on the Waterloo to Reading and North London Lines.
Rickmansworth is a small town in southwest Hertfordshire, England, approximately northwest of central London and inside the perimeter of the M25 motorway.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
Ruislip is an area in West London, England, which is part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.
A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels.
Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society.
Southfields is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth, England, situated 5.6 miles (9 km) south-west of Charing Cross.
The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War II organisation.
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (3 August 186714 December 1947) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who dominated the government in his country between the world wars.
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.
Summoned by Bells, the blank verse autobiography by John Betjeman, describes his life from his early memories of a middle-class home in Edwardian Hampstead, London, to his premature departure from Magdalen College, Oxford.
Surbiton is a suburban neighbourhood of south-west London within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK) It is situated next to the River Thames, south west of Charing Cross and formerly part of the historic county of Surrey.
The Avengers is an espionage British television series created in 1961.
The Baron is a British television series, made in 1965/66 based on the book series by John Creasey, written under the pseudonym Anthony Morton, and produced by ITC Entertainment.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Good Life is a British sitcom, produced by BBC television.
The Magoo Brothers were an Anglo-German Berlin-based punk-jazz band who toured extensively in Germany and throughout Europe during the late 1980s, playing over 400 concerts.
The Saint is an ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969.
Tudor Revival architecture (commonly called mock Tudor in the UK) first manifested itself in domestic architecture beginning in the United Kingdom in the mid to late 19th century based on a revival of aspects of Tudor architecture or, more often, the style of English vernacular architecture of the Middle Ages that survived into the Tudor period.
Valerie Grove (née Smith, born 11 May 1946 in South Shields) is a British journalist and author, who for many years worked as a feature writer, interviewer and columnist for The Times newspaper.
Victoriana are items or material from the Victorian period (1837-1901), especially those particularly evocative of the design style and outlook of the time.
Vile Bodies is a 1930 novel by Evelyn Waugh satirising the bright young things: decadent young London society after World War I.
Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England.
Watford is a town and borough in North West London, England, situated northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway.
Wembley is an area of northwest London, England, and part of the London Borough of Brent.
Wembley Park is a district of the London Borough of Brent, England.
Wembley Park is a London Underground station in Wembley Park, north west London.
Wendover is a market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, England.
Wimbledon WIMBLESON is a district of southwest London, England, south-west of the centre of London at Charing Cross, in the London Borough of Merton, south of Wandsworth, northeast of New Malden, northwest of Mitcham, west of Streatham and north of Sutton.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 2000s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009.