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Refuting suburban myths Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form, and Function Edited by Richard Harris and Peter J Larkham. E. & FN Spon, 1999. 280pp. £47.50

Coming hard on the heels of the recent English Heritage book on the London suburbs (aj 9.2.99), this new volume of 12 scholarly essays usefully extends the consideration beyond the metropolitan fringe to the provinces and 'three ex-British, white settler, colonies' - Canada, the United States and 'the first true suburban nation', Australia.

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