With an entertaining and highly detailed narrative Peter Brandon takes us on a tour of Sussex's market towns, hills, castles, seaside resorts, gardens and churches, from Brighton to Ashdown Forest, and from Gatwick Airport to the Ouse. Every feature of the county is covered. Sussex has often been featured in art and literature over the centuries, not to mention in the chronicles of history, and to this day it remains a centre of national cultural significance. With its exquisite natural beauty, varied landscapes, local traditions, international transport systems, diverse communities, and strong links with the worlds of education and music, Sussex is still one of the most interesting and important counties in Britain. Dr Brandon's erudition and his infectious enthusiasm for his native home make Sussex a fascinating read for anyone interested not only in the county but in English history.
Peter Brandon was born in Sussex and has lived in the county for nearly fifty years. He has been immersed in its affairs as a part-time lecturer at the University of Sussex and as a past chairman of the Sussex branch for the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Currently he serves as president of the South Downs Society and a vice president of the Sussex Archaeological Society. He has written and edited several books on Sussex and S.E. England including The Making of the Sussex Landscape (1974), The South Saxons (1978), The South Downs (1998) and The Kent and Sussex Weald (2003).