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Really interesting so far. I like how the author begins by dismissing other's fanciful origins for the name of Birmingham. and his contempt for Christ Church is plain. Also love the term houses of bad character.
Thanks for posting Mike. Another gem. A tip if you're downloading the book please note (on iPad) you need to scroll down to page 8 to reach the Index page. It took me a while to realise it had actually loaded (and loaded very quickly) as it gave a blank page for the first 7 pages. Viv.