David Hambling

David Hambling

Non- Fiction: David Hambling is a freelance technology journalist based in South London.
He writes for New Scientist magazine, Aviation Week, Popular Mechanics, WIRED, The Economist, The Guardian newspaper and others.


Norwood is an area of South London with deep, dark roots. When I first moved here in 2001, I thought that that all London's history -- like all the tourist sites -- lay North of the river. I was wrong. Scratch the surface and you find this place is older and stranger than you think.

The houses on my street are modern; but they are built on Musto's Field, a corruption of 'Moot-Stow', a medieval village meeting place. The unremarkable woodland overlooking the garden is primeval forest, a remnant of the old Great North Wood which became Norwood. A wood notorious for dangerous outlaws, gypsies, hermits and other strange folk.

The nearby River Effra runs was diverted into an underground sewer a century ago. What hidden creatures flop and scuttle down there, what unhallowed Things are buried beneath those old oak trees, trees untouched since Druids carried out their disturbing rites?

From this soil sprang Shadows From Norwood...

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