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An Eccentric Tour of Sussex

An Eccentric Tour of Sussex

An Eccentric Tour of Sussex

£8.99

Peter Bridgewater

Description

Connoisseurs of the peculiar need look no further. An Eccentric Tour of Sussex is a guidebook to the county’s left-field. It signposts the way to some of the weird, wacky and gobsmackingly silly places, people and events that can be found in Sussex. Whether it’s the seedy pleasures of Brighton, the pyrotechnic excesses of Lewes, the smoky and beguiling atmosphere of the Bluebell Railway, the heavenly Sistine Chapel replica in Goring-by-Sea or the lesser-known and rather sinister delights of Thorney Island, prepare yourself for a roller-coaster excursion full of fun, whimsy and a little erudition. However well you think you may know Sussex, this book is guaranteed to throw a revealing light on some of the more unconventional and quirky destinations sitting on your doorstep.

Key Points
  • 19 classically bizarre Sussex venues (and one honorary one) showcased for you to explore and enjoy.
  • A sideways look at the cultural, social and architectural history of the county.
  • Comprehensive listings of ‘other eccentricities’ nearby so that the reader can plan a really mad day out.
  • A user-friendly guide with the precise location of each place pinpointed by National Grid References, and advice on public transport and access.
Specification

ISBN: 978-1-906022-03-7, 187mm x 115mm, 96 pages, 30,000 words, 20 specially commissioned illustrations plus map, hardback, marker ribbon

Peter Bridgewater

As founder of Snake River Press and with a dread of dreary places, it seems fitting that Peter Bridgewater has chosen to write about the more quirky side of his adopted county. Originally an Essex boy, he came to Sussex to study graphics at Brighton College of Art and liked it so much he stayed. He still lives and works in the area, co-founding The Ivy Press in Lewes in 1996. His work as a creative book designer has won him international acclaim. Snake River Press is a move away from mass-market publishing back to cottage-industry basics of making beautiful books. He has previously authored two design reference books: An Introduction to Graphic Design (1987) and Halftone Effects (1993).

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