Brighton: A Very Peculiar History

Brighton: A Very Peculiar History

Hardback Very Peculiar History

By (author) David Arscott

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  • Publisher: Book House
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 101mm x 152mm x 21mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Brighton
  • ISBN 10: 1906714894
  • ISBN 13: 9781906714895
  • Illustrations note: black and white line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 557,834

Product description

Brighton: that curious master of reinvention - whether it's considered 'London by the Sea' or 'England's San Francisco', it's certainly a city with a reputation for being on the edge. Delve deep into the weird and wonderful history of 'Brighthelmstone', and find out how this dreary fishing village became a dazzling playground for the louche and wealthy: from the fashionable Regency period to the age of DJs, Brighton has always been home to the proudly quirky. But it's not all sun, sea and a fish supper! Be sure to avoid the sleazy world of gang fights and murders as portrayed in Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock', whilst ducking to miss the bottles hurled between the mods and the rockers during the famous beach battles. Fully exploring the ups and downs of a seaside town, it's "Brighton - A Very Peculiar History"...with a bit of Hove on the side. Filled with quirky stories and fascinating trivia about Brighton and Hove's history and its people, this title entertains and educates, highlighting everything from Brighton's first origins to its strong presence in popular culture. Fact boxes, a full glossary and index make the book both fun and informative to use. It features gatefold full-colour illustration of Brighton Pavilion.

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