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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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.