John Shipley takes the reader on a grand tour of the curious and bizarre, the strange and the unusual from Shropshire's past. Here you will find out where an African Prince is interred; which pub is reputedly haunted by the ghost of John (Mad Jack) Mytton of Halston Hall; and which village lays claim to the oldest cottage in Europe. Along the way you will read about earthquakes and floods, giants and witches, highwaymen and bandits, scandalous residents and inventors.
Richly illustrated, The A-Z of Curious Shropshire is great for dipping into, but can equally be enjoyed from cover to cover.
Retired managing director John Shipley lives in Bridgnorth in Shropshire and is now a full-time writer. A Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest fan, he is the author of a number of football books as well as The Little Book of Shropshire.