New Encyclopaedia of Brighton
Revised & Updated
By Rose Collins & Tim Carder
Brighton & Hove Libraries
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
403 Pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper original
Twenty years after the original Encyclopaedia of Brighton was published, the fascinating, informative and entertaining New Encyclopaedia of Brighton by acclaimed biographer Rose Collis combines the best of the original text with hundreds of new subjects, starting with Abattoirs and ending with Zap Club.
In between are sections that reflect the town's rich, diverse and quirky history, as well as the many changes that have occurred in the last two decades. These include major sections on Black Brighton, Foodie Brighton, Gay Brighton, Green Brighton, Jewish Brighton, Economy, World Wars I and II, Shops and Businesses, past and present, and all the major streets and neighbourhoods.
There are also scores of new, short profiles of individuals involved in business, politics, literature and entertainment, including Max Miller, Charles Dickens, Ellen Nye Chart, Robin Maugham, Hester Thrale and the Hilton Twins. Essential lists include Brighton in Art, Brighton by the Book and Filmed in Brighton and, throughout the text are dozens of fascinating one-off facts and quotes about the town.
The book also features many new illustrations, maps, and photographs (taken especially for inclusion) that reflect nearly five centuries of the changing face of Brighton.
Whether read for fun, education or reference, the New Encyclopadia of Brighton is the definitive book about Brighton.
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