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John Hanson Mitchell

John Hanson Mitchell is the author of Ceremonial Time and eight other books, five of which concentrate on a single square mile and have been collected as The Scratch Flat Chronicles. His most recent book is An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden. He is editor of Sanctuary magazine, published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

An Unpleasantness in Sherwood Forest

The year we fought the battle to save our Sherwood Forest, I was living successfully disguised to myself as Robin Hood. I was not the child of my kindly American parents, who had settled in the town two decades earlier,…