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FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781913207502
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PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: October 7, 2021

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The Wood that Built London: A Human History of the Great North Wood

By (author) C.J. Schuler; Foreword by Rachel Lichtenstein

Standing in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost seven miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford.This compelling narrative history charts the fortunes of the North Wood from the earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and its gradual encroachment by the expanding metropolis

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