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    DescriptionBrighton: 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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    A Very Peculiar History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Arscott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 101 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906714895
    ISBN 10: 1906714894

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D5N79
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12860
    DC22: 942.256
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESX
    Thema V1.0: WQH
    Illustrations note
    black and white line illustrations
    Imprint name
    Book House
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
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