Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country

Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country

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by Stephen Smith
     
 

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND takes an extraordinary and original look at our island nation - from below.

Stephen Smith quite literally delves into the unknown country underneath ploughed fields, clifftops and market towns. UNDERGROUND ENGLAND will explore rudimentary earth dwellings and hidden Cold War cities; sulphurous natural springs and manmade underground

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND takes an extraordinary and original look at our island nation - from below.

Stephen Smith quite literally delves into the unknown country underneath ploughed fields, clifftops and market towns. UNDERGROUND ENGLAND will explore rudimentary earth dwellings and hidden Cold War cities; sulphurous natural springs and manmade underground waterways; priest holes and subterranean nooks created with more sinister purposes in mind. The author visits the endless military tunnels built below Chatham since the Napoleonic Wars; and the secret labyrinth quarried out under Liverpool by a religious eccentric. He gets into tight spots with speleologists, and gamely ventures down haunted tunnels and into the mythical resting-places of English kings. A fascinating and eye-opening exploration of the world that lies beneath our feet.

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** 'An absorbing often humorous odyssey . At times the writing is so vivid that I felt like stooping for fear of hitting my head—Ian Thomson, INDEPENDENT

** 'Smith is a well-informed, indefatigable guide—SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

** 'Erudite, appealing, inspiring—GUARDIAN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748123933
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
805 KB

Meet the Author

Steven Smith works for Channel 4 news and writes regularly for the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS.

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Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is good...