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Hardback:Watling Street, travels through Britain and its ever-present past:2017 Watling Street, travels through Britain and its ever-present past
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Author: Higgs
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Paperback:Watling Street:2018
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A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today. Long ago a path was created by the passage of feet tramping through endless forests. Gradually that path became a track, and the track became a road. It connected the White Cliffs of Dover to the Druid groves of the Welsh island of Anglesey, across a land that was first called Albion then Britain, Mercia and eventually England and Wales. Armies from Rome arrived and straightened this 444 kilometres of meandering track, which in the Dark Ages gained the name Watling Street. Today, this ancient road goes by many different names: the A2, the A5 and the M6 Toll. It is a palimpsest that is always being rewritten.

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Interesting topic but contains far too much detail about authors and journalists.Attempts to act as a potted history of England and Wales using Watling Street as the base but this detracts from the journey.Much prefer Stuart Maconie's work.
09/10/17
johnwickens
West Sussex
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Paperback:The KLF:2013
Author: Higgs, John
Year 2013
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Hardback:Stranger than we can imagine:2015
Author: Higgs, John
Year 2015
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This is a really interesting look at the developments of the twentieth century across the arts, scie
24/09/16
eileen58
West Sussex
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Paperback:Watling Street:2018
Author: Higgs, John
Year 2018
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