Brighton: A Very Peculiar History

David Arscott

Brighton, A Very Peculiar History
£7.99

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 a gatefold full-colour illustration of Brighton Pavilion.

About the Author

A former newspaper journalist and BBC producer/presenter, David Arscott has for some years worked as a freelance author, broadcaster, publisher and editor. He has written some 30 books on Sussex, and is the founder of The Sussex Book Club.

Product information

Type: Hardback
Pages: 192
Size: 152mm x 101mm