In this engaging volume we are taken on a grand tour of the curious and bizarre, including the Alfriston Star, the hostelry for medieval package tours with its unusual ship’s figurehead; the infamous Blue Gardenia Murder; and Brighton’s Pavilion, built as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales. Read about the antic of ’Spooky Bill’, a poltergeist at a house in Crawley, and learn the story of how Selsey became the home of the mousetrap. Along the way we will meet scandalous residents. inventors and smugglers. ‘The A-Z of Curious Sussex’ is guaranteed to fascinate both resident and visitor alike.
This is the only single-volume book that includes a range of miscellaneous and popular subjects about Sussex
It is filled with folklore, legends, superstitions, local characters, eccentrics, achievers, and inventors, as well as strange and unusual historical events and scandals.
Author of the book, Wendy Hughes, has also written books such as ‘Shipwrecks of Sussex’, ‘Not a Guide to Worthing’ and ‘Haunted Worthing’. She has published over 2,000 articles in a variety of publications. She is the membership secretary of the Society of Woman Writers and Journalists, and a member of the Society of Authors. She lives in Worthing.
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