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Matthew Green - Shadowlands (2nd Hand Paperback)

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The Times Top 10 Bestseller.

Shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize.

Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the forgotten history of Britain's lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages: our shadowlands.

Historian Matthew Green travels across Britain to tell the forgotten history of our lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages. Revealing the extraordinary stories of how these places met their fate - and exploring how they have left their mark on our landscape and our imagination.

Shadowlands is a deeply evocative and dazzlingly original account of Britain's past.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
  • Published : 2022 (Faber & Faber)
  • ISBN : 9780571338030
  • SKU : B003318
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £10.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Shadowlands is so well researched, beautifully written and packed with interesting detail. Green is both historian and prophet, offering a warning we need to pay attention to . . . alarming and valuable." - Claire Tomalin.

"An exquisitely written, moving, and elegiac exploration of the dead ends and lost causes of history - a book to savour and cherish." - Suzannah Lipscom.

"A haunting, lyrical tour around the lost places of Britain, from the Welsh village of Capel Celyn, flooded to bring water to Liverpool, to the once bustling town of Dunwich, now perished beneath the North Sea." - Charlotte Higgins.

"Superb. A beautifully written atlas of Ghost Britain, a summoning of places lost to memory, and a deft excavation of the void underlying myths of national identity." - William Atkins, author of Exiles.

"Consistently interesting . . . thought-provoking . . . Green's passion and historical vision bursts from the page, summoning up the past in surround sound and sensual prose." - Cal Flyn, The Times.

"Absolutely beautiful." - Cerys Matthews.

Immersive . . . This is a beautifully written, intelligent book, and it is offered as a warning as well as a memorial." - James McConnachie, Sunday Times.

'Splendid.' - The Herald.

'Compelling.' - History Today.

'Excellent.' - The Spectator.

'Fascinating.' - Daily Mail.

The Author

Dr Matthew Green is a historian, writer and broadcaster with a doctorate from Oxford University. He has appeared in documentaries on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and has written for the Guardian, Financial Times and Telegraph. He is the founder of Unreal City Audio, which produces immersive tours of London as live events and podcasts. He lives in London.

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