Book cover of Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages by Matthew Greenby Matthew Green

One of Literary Hub‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A “brilliant London historian” (BBC Radio) tells the story of Britain as never before—through its abandoned villages and towns.

Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the extraordinary tale of Britain’s eerie and remarkable ghost towns and villages; shadowlands that once hummed with life. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval city plunged off a cliff by sea storms; the abandoned village of Wharram Percy, wiped out by the Black Death; the lost city of Trellech unearthed by moles in 2002; and a Norfolk village zombified by the military and turned into a Nazi, Soviet, and Afghan village for training.

Interview with the Author

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Britain’s lost towns and villages
5/2/22          38 min

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Matthew Green – A Journey Into the Shadowlands
4/19/22          38 min

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753 – Matthew Green’s Shadowlands
6/20/22         29 min

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Matthew Green: Shadowlands (1965)
3/22/22           61 min

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