desmond elliott 2017 eleanor oliphant Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Hampstead Heath by Deborah Wolton, David McDowall, Sandra Lousada
  

Hampstead Heath

, ,

RRP £14.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Hampstead Heath by Deborah Wolton, David McDowall, Sandra Lousada

Hampstead Heath is London's favourite open space, walked over by thousands every day. This richly illustrated book unveils what anyone strolling on the Heath can watch out for, including a geological structure unique for London, nurturing very particular flora; veteran trees; the 'ghosts' of ancient woodland and hedgerows dating back to the Middle Ages and beyond; Anglo-Saxon estate boundaries; traces of the great estates of the 18th century, of which Kenwood is the sole survivor. As the authors explains, the Heath would have been covered in housing had it not been for our determined, cunning and generous forebears, who outwitted the landowners step by step to secure the landscape for us all.

Reviews

Fully equipped with stunning photography, maps and educative extracts is all you need to enjoy a long, relaxing day out and is a Christmas present option for the Heath visitor. Northwest Fascinating history of this landscape, which I still didn't know after 25 years of walkies across it, with heavenly photos by Sandra Lousada. -- Michele Hanson Guardian Hampstead Heath shows the heath in all its glory with beautiful photographs by Sandra Lousada. Hampstead & Highgate Express


About the Author

Deborah Wolton is a landscape historian, who has extensively researched the history of Hampstead Heath. She is a regular volunteer with Heath Hands, most recently as a member of the team surveying the veteran trees. Sandra Lousada is famous for her theatre photographs, her photographs of children, and her iconic portraits of such luminaries as Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney and Julie Christie. Her photographs have illustrated many books, including, most recently, London's Parks and Gardens, by Jill Billington, and Hampstead Heath, by Deborah Wolton and David McDowall (both Frances Lincoln). Her book Public Faces Private Places: Portraits of Artists 1956-2008 will be published in September 2009, and will be accompanied by a major exhibition at the National Theatre. David McDowall has written widely on Middle Eastern and British history. He now writes and publishes walkers' guides to publicly-accessible landscapes. To see them, please click here. Contributor image (c) Angus McDowall

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2007

Author

Deborah Wolton, David McDowall, Sandra Lousada

More books by Deborah Wolton, David McDowall, Sandra Lousada
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
112 pages

Categories

Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Local history

ISBN

9780711226531

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools