This is not a guidebook. This little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of Kingston upon Thames. Learn about the movers and shakers who shaped this fantastic borough. The great and the good; the bad and the ugly. Small wonders, tall stories. TRIUMPH and tragedy. Best places - worst places. Local lingo, architecture, green spaces, events, traditions, fact, fiction. Origins, evolution, future. Written by a local who knows what makes Kingston upon Thames tick.
Simon Webb has written for various newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, Independent and The Times Educational Supplement. His is the author of Unearthing London: The Ancient World Beneath the Metropolis and Kensington and Chelsea: Not a Guide to, for The History Press.