The Fields Beneath ePub download
by Gillian Tindall
- ISBN: 0586083200
- ISBN13: 978-0586083208
- ePub: 1378 kb | FB2: 1543 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Europe
- Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub; New edition edition (September 1, 1982)
- Pages: 256
- Rating: 4.8/5
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The history of one London village. For all her unobtrusive help in my house over twenty-eight years, while I wrote this and many other books, I offer grateful thanks to her and to fate.
The history of one London village. Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place. Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires, Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth.
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 has won awards in England and in France.
The northern part of the area, at any rate, was still a good address. West Hill as a young man, near the Howitts (see page 25). The Holly Lodge Estate on the east side of Highgate Hill passed around the mid-century to Angela Burdett-Coutts, Thomas Coutts the banker’s granddaughter and heiress and a close friend of Dickens; through him, she met Hans Andersen, who visited her there and admired her rhododendrons – then a foreign novelty.
The Fields Beneath book. Gillian Tindall began her career as a prize-winning novelist. She has continued to publish fiction but has also staked out an impressive territory in idiosyncratic non-fiction that is brilliantly evocative of place. Her The Fields Beneath: The History of One London Village which first appeared thirty years ago, has rarely been out of print; nor has Celestine: Voices from a French Village, published Gillian Tindall began her career as a prize-winning novelist.
Gillian Tindall FRSL (born 4 May 1938) is a British writer and historian. Among her best-known works are the books City of Gold: The Biography of Bombay (1992) and Celestine: Voices from a French Village (1997). Her novel Fly Away Home won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.
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The streets of London's Kentish Town follow the patterns of older settlements which in turn were shaped by the natural life of the land. The author shows how richly rewarding it is to uncover your town's past.
Gillian Tindall takes us along the banks of London's long-buried Fleet River, past wells and into public houses to reveal .
Gillian Tindall takes us along the banks of London's long-buried Fleet River, past wells and into public houses to reveal the real but fascinating history of its tenants, traders, freeholders and landlords. The Fields Beneath is one of a precious handful of books (like Montaillou and Akenfield) that in their precise examination of a particular locality open our understanding of universal themes, as if the microscopic examination of one place holds the key to a better understanding of the nature of community, and the role of the individual within it. History Nonfiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
London, that city of villages, has never been so vividly recounted as in this particular study of Kentish Town.