Brighton-born author Kevin Newman takes the reader on a selective tour of the past of Britain’s premier coastal resort in alphabetical order.
A-Z of Brighton and Hove delves into the stories behind the city’s most notable streets, places, park and buildings, as well as the dark secrets of its inhabitants, lesser-known lanes and twittens (the Sussex name for alleyways).
The book reveals the stories behind some of the more unusual place names and the history of many of its distinctive features and citizens. Also here are tales of the town’s less-famous (and infamous) sons and daughters and the places they frequented. Building upon and updating the work of Tim Carder’s wonderful Encyclopaedia of Brighton and its early 21st venture successor, A-Z of Brighton and Hove provides something for everyone, whether visiting or a citizen of the ‘Old Ocean’s Bauble’ as Brighton was once described.
The book is available from www.allinclusivehistory.org where you will find a treasure trove of Kevin’s other books on Sussex.
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