The old county of Sussex is one of the most beautiful in England, but beneath its rural idyll lies a history that is surprising and often shocking.
Local author and historian Christopher Horlock brings us some of the county's strange and mythical tales, bringing together a whole range of places, events and people that are seldom mentioned in standard histories or guides. Interesting remains, strange happenings, hoaxes, witchcraft and unusual memorials are featured, along with some new reminiscences on smuggling. Several little-known hill figures are featured, plus some famous individuals not usually associated with Sussex, including Guy Fawkes, Vincent van Gogh and John F. Kennedy. It's an unusual mix of the curious, the quaint and the mysterious, where even those who know Sussex well will find something new and surprising.
Christopher Horlock is an author and avid collector of old photographs of Brighton. He writes regularly for 'Sussex Life' magazine and has previously written history books for a local publisher as well Amberley.