A short popular account of archaeological excavations from 1981 to 1983 on the site of a former sewage works at Beddington to the south of London. A Roman villa and bathhouse were discovered, as well as prehistoric settlement.
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Lesley Adkins is a historian and archaeologist, author of numerous critically acclaimed non-fiction books on social and naval history, archaeology, ancient Rome, ancient Greece and Egyptology. Her books (mostly written with her husband Roy Adkins) include 'Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England' (just published and called 'Jane Austen's England' in the US), 'Jack Tar', 'The War for All the Oceans', 'Empires of the Plain', and 'The Keys of Egypt'. They have been translated into several languages worldwide. She lives near Exeter in Devon.