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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
A splendid children's collectable 2nd hand bookshop.
Location: 355 Archway Road, Highgate, N6 4EJ
Description: Ripping Yarns is a secondhand bookshop in North London specialising in collectable children's and illustrated books. They stock titles such as boys' and girls' school and adventure stories, puffins, annuals, British comics, out-of-print modern children's fiction and a large number of 19th century moral tales.
One of it's staff, Jen Campbell, a part-time poet too, was the author of the 2012 title Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, having been inspired by a tweet by John Cleese and a customer who asked if Anne Frank had written a sequel.