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Cyril O'Brien

Cyril is a retired London firefighter, who at now works for Transport for London, advising on aspects of safety. He is married to Jackie and together they have three grown-up children, Georgina, Anne-Marie and Spencer. At the time of writing they have one Grandson, Coray.

Cyril has a passion for trivia and entertaining, and loves socialising. In his past, Cyril used to manage public houses prior to his service in the London Fire Brigade, and this book is a combination of his life and passions.

Cyril O'Brien
Author's Books
A History of Christmas Markets through Santa’s Beer Goggles

A different spin on pub crawls and Christmas marketsAll too often we miss what is right in front of us. This book hopes to open the reader’s eyes, not only to drinking establishments, Christmas markets (home and abroad), but to provide you with some interesting facts, traditions, history and trivi...

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A History of London Boroughs Through Beer Goggles (South East Edition)

Discover facts, fiction, trivia and history of some of London’s boroughs that you may not have known before.All of this done whilst visiting some very interesting pubs and getting some exercise to boot!Why not read and discover about a reputed spy for Russia, who lived in a quiet suburb unbeknowns...

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A History of London through Beer Goggles

Discover stories and parts of London that you may not have known. All of this done whilst visiting some of London’s oldest pubs.From the Great Fire of London to the Church-run prostitutes of Southwark.From cock fighting to the famous Cock Lane Ghost.From Shakespeare to Shrek.From St Paul’s Cathe...

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