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timbo


Posts: 33
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #1
06-05-2008 04:24 PM

Having a browse around, I found this;

http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Content/T...x?id=19284

And this;

http://es.homesandproperty.co.uk/foresthill.html

A new Clapham? Hmmm

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Honor Oaker


Posts: 23
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
07-05-2008 04:41 PM

I've read the Jonathan Meades book, and it has some very evocative descriptions of Forest Hill, especially Ringmore Rise and the surrounding roads. He clearly has a fascination with the area, and you can often find him eulogising about the views from the heights of SE23.

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senorcalvo


Posts: 6
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #3
07-05-2008 05:32 PM

In Mo Hayders Birdman book, the main character lives in between Honor Oak and Brockley train station and runs in Hillyfields park

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sandy


Posts: 189
Joined: Oct 2006
Post: #4
07-05-2008 05:38 PM

Anyone else read The Living Hedge by Leslie Paul?

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sandy


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Post: #5
07-05-2008 05:40 PM

Actually, it's not fiction but about someone growing up in the area between the wars.

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vipes


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Joined: Oct 2006
Post: #6
07-05-2008 09:28 PM

Dave takes his son to the Honor Oak Reservoir in Will Self's Book of Dave

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timbo


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #7
08-05-2008 09:01 AM

Spike Milligan writes about Riseldine Road in his war memoirs and played in a jazz band in St Cyprians Hall before being drafted into the war.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #8
08-05-2008 09:28 AM

Siobhan Clarke's parents, Eve and Teddy live in Forest Hill. Reference can be found on pages 27 and 276 of 'The Naming of the Dead' by Ian Rankin.

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