The Fields Beneath

The Fields Beneath : the History of One London Village

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Beginning as a scattering of cottages along a pre-Roman pack-horse track going northwards, developing by degrees into a medieval parish and staging-post for travellers, then into a prosperous Tudor village favoured by gentlemen for their country seats, into an eighteenth-century resort of pleasure gardens, into a select residential suburb, and finally into a thickly-populated working-class district, Kentish Town has passed through every possible visual and social permutation, and is still developing and changing today. Far more than just a meticulously researched local history, The Fields Beneath illustrates the classic historical sequence of the village gradually being absorbed by the more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 322.06g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16 B/W Photo\Illu(s),6 Map(s)
  • 0753818671
  • 9780753818671
  • 2,124,018

About Gillian Tindall

Gillian Tindall has lived in Kentish town for over thirty-five years. The Fields Beneath was first published in 1977 and remained in print throughout the 1980s. In the intervening time the author, who has also made a name as a novelist and biographer, has produced further historical studies based on place, extending her range to include both rural France and Bombay. Her Celestine, Voices from a French Village (1995) has won awards in England and in France. She is engaged in further work in more

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