'To Go Back up the Side Hill': Memories, Imaginations and Reveries of Childhood

  title={'To Go Back up the Side Hill': Memories, Imaginations and Reveries of Childhood},
  author={Chris Philo},
  journal={Children's Geographies},
  pages={23 - 7}
  • C. Philo
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Sociology
  • Children's Geographies
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