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A major new history of London's suburbs
DR NICK BARRATT obtained a PhD in history from King's College London in 1996 and then went on to become a specialist archive researcher at the BBC. He is now a presenter, reviewer and commentator on all aspects of history, with a particular interest in the medieval period and family history. He is currently CEO of SRA (Sticks Research Agency), which he founded in 2000.
"A superb work of research and is clearly and entertainingly written, sometimes intimidating in its attention to detail, but rarely dry" Daily Telegraph "A far-reaching, in-depth yet broadly-based history of London ... You don't have to be a Londoner to enjoy this heroic tale of people - and bricks and train-tracks triumphing to the detriment of green space" Independent "Barratt brilliantly tells the stories of the capital's historical communities." -- PD Smith Guardian "Packed with fascinating detail." -- Chris Blackhurst Evening Standard "A masterful social history of London's suburbs" Your Family Tree magazine