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Summary

Christopher Hadley is a journalist and author. His pieces on such popular subjects as 18th-century religious tracts have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, London Review of Books, Esquire and his local parish magazine, among many other publications. Hollow Places, an account of his search across 1,000 years of British history for the dragon-slayer Shonks, is his first history book. 

Christopher is married with three children, whom he hopes will never grow out of hunting for dragons and other marvels in the Hertfordshire countryside where they live.

©2019 Christopher Hadley (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Well written but not keen on the narrator.

Good content but the narrator is too up and down . Sounds too strained. Shame

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Well researched and interesting

If you’re considering this book, you presumably have an interest in rural social history or you are a local resident of Hertfordshire! I really enjoyed the book and feel it worthy of the five stars as the authors enthusiasm, depth of research and detail is exceptional. There were times when it did become very deep in the detail, but I found the narration excellent as, unlike many audible books, it was good to have an English accent reading a quintessentially English book. I also found his expression and tone kept my interest in what was being said. The book is quite drawn out and repetitive in places, but overall I found it well written and very interesting - I just need to take myself on a pilgrimage to see it for myself when this lockdown ends!!