Parks, settlements, battlefields, and burial grounds - we are surrounded by historic places. Many of them look ordinary, yet they may have surprising stories to tell. What happened there? What were their links with other events and people? And who first found out their history? This book will help you discover these hidden tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, and guides you to the best places to find revealing evidence.
Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima.