Sheltered by the Cotswolds, the streets of Gloucester hide many secrets. Using vast knowledge Christine Jordan explores the rich heritage that can be seen embedded throughout the streets of this historic city. From visually obvious fragments of the past that still line Gloucester's streets to those lesser-known facts there is something here to suit anyone's tastes, such as the sale of wives in the eighteenth century, to hidden Roman ruins.
Varying from the momentous to the outlandish, this little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of Gloucester. Written by someone who knows what makes Gloucester tick, the author highlights that Gloucester is, indeed, no ordinary city. From locals looking for a nostalgic look back into their district to touring visitors, this book provides an excellent alternative view into the clandestine aspects of Gloucester city, and perhaps even those who think they know everything about their hometown will discover something new and fascinating.
Christine Jordan is a local author who writes books set in Gloucester. She is the author of City of Secrets, her debut historical novel set in medieval Gloucester and has previously penned, under the pseudonym of C J Gloucester, a children's book called Indigo and the Strange Animal Menagerie about an Indigo child who uses her psychic powers to thwart a pet smuggling ring set in Gloucester and Brazil.