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.