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 metropolis.
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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 London.
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Book Description Maurice Temple Smith Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. stains on sides, **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2941374
Book Description Temple Smith, U.S.A., 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ex-library copy, with usual stamps. Front end page removed. Wear to edges dust-jacket. Top right corner of front end page torn out. Internally in good condition. WP2. Bookseller Inventory # 507247
Book Description Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. Very slight edge wear and creasing to top of jacket, price clipped, interesting inscription on ffep "Dear Bishop Harvey - Thank you for joining our Jubilee celebrations. The Parishioners of Kentish Town. 25.v.89". Internally text block is clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy. 255pp. Gillian Tindall's readable and informative analysis of the history of Kentish Town in North London. Now a scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 000214