This is a book about Epping Forest, the remnants of ancient woodland on the eastern edge of London. It’s about the punks and poets, artists and visionaries, the outlaws and the mad who have found inspiration and solace within these woods. It’s also about how historical rulings such as The Enclosure Act and the Charter of the Forest still impact our landscape.
Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764–1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enormous wealth while presiding over the creation of the poorest slums in Georgian London.
Join two of the UK’s best-loved journalists, Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean, for a lively discussion on writing, family and their anticipated new books, Don’t Be a Dick, Pete and I Must Belong Somewhere.
Funny, provocative and moving, The Liar’s Quartet includes the scripts from Mark Thomas’ most acclaimed comic-political theatre, alongside brand new commentary. Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed and The Red Shed are all layered with political insight (and insult) and peppered with anecdote.