In Chris Horlock's
latest offering on his
beloved Brighton, discover a weird and wonderful collection of offbeat stories and anecdotes from the city's colourful and eccentric past.
Bizarre Brighton is a broad mix of Brighton and Hove tales, ranging from the deadly serious to the completely unheard of, to raise a laugh, lift eyebrows in disbelief or generate shudders of horror!
Illustrated with 100 pictures, it's the first book to actually celebrate the bizarre places, people and peculiarities of Brighton and Hove.
is a prolific author of Brighton books.
This is his
seventh book for SB Publications
, all of which have been reprinted due to popular demand.
He lives in Shoreham-by-Sea with his family and is a teacher by profession.
For Brighton the years 1960 - 1969 were the most controversial of the whole of the twentieth century.
Massive redevelopment projects were to change the face of the town in an unprecedented way and all manner of educational and cultural innovations would see the traditional seaside image lost forever.
The building of Churchill Square and the top Rank Entertainment Centre
, the Beatles' shows at the Hippodrome, plans for Brighton Marina, the loss of SS Brighton Skating rink, the mods and rockers, royal visits, the first Brighton festival, the opening of Sussex University
- are all fully described and illustrated with over a hundred and fifty rare photographs bringing the decade vividly to life.
has delved deeply into local newspaper archives to find many smaller stories of the 1960s, which reveal much about the social outlook of the time.
These, along with details of all the major films, seasonal shows and pop concerts make this book a real time capsule on the whole evolution of Brighton over ten short, but startling years.
Christopher Horlock lives in Shoreham and is a teacher in Worthing.
has written five other very successful books on Brighton and writes regular monthly columns in Sussex Life magazine
This new guidebook is for people in a hurry.
It's a quick easily digested history of the City of Brighton, with most of the interesting bits included and a lot of the boring stuff left out.
It's written, assuming the reader doesn't know an awful lot about history so everything is explained and clearly spelt out.
It concentrates on the old part of the town, which is the city's historic heart and soul, where all the really intriguing things have happened over the years.
The author, Christopher Horlock is a teacher and lives in Shoreham by Sea.
is the author of several hugely popular books on Brighton.
'Brighton the Century in Photographs Volumes 1 & 2' and 'Brighton & Hove Then and Now Volume 1' He
is currently working on 'Brighton & Hove Then and Now Volume 2'