Brighton & Hove's History in e-booksBy Nicola Benge
Explore Brighton & Hove's history in ebooks
QueenSpark is delighted to announce the launch of six e-books, digital versions of some of our most popular and out-of-print titles, alongside one of our recent bestsellers:
You can buy copies of the books using Amazon Kindle, Google Play, the Apple store, and other Android outlets - just go to your chosen website and search by title for the books. It's that simple!
Daring Hearts - Lesbian and Gay Lives of 50’s and 60’s Brighton: Long out of print, this is a searing and informative collection of life stories based on taped interviews with forty lesbians and gay men who spoke openly about their lives in and around Brighton. Originally published in collaboration with Brighton Ourstory.
Poverty - Hardship but Happiness: QueenSpark's first book! Published in 1974, Albert Paul tells the story of a working class boy’s life in the years between 1903 and 1917, from his childhood through to adolescence. It looks at the hardships of life before and during the First World War and examines the ways that children’s lives changed as a result of the Great War.
The Town Beehive - A Young Girl's Lot in Brighton, 1910-34: First published in 1975 and it was so popular that it quickly sold out - and so did its two subsequent editions! Daisy Noakes tells her story from the age of fourteen, when she went into service. She gives us an insight into the life of a woman born and brought up in Brighton. Daisy documents – with humour - her inevitable trials and tribulations in the often physically demanding world that she inhabited during her working life.
Brighton Behind the Front: Originally produced in 1990 in collaboration with the now defunct Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, the book brings together a collection of Brighton WW2 reminiscences and documents how ordinary people were affected by the war, offering moving accounts of individual lives set against a society undergoing profound changes. Using personal recollections, contemporary photographs, letters, a logbook and diaries, the book vividly portrays what it was like to live in Brighton during the Second World War.
Blighty Brighton: Also originally produced in collaboration with the Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, this book is all about memories of Brighton during the First World War. Through an examination of ephemera such as posters, photographs, pictures, songs and personal recollections, it portrays a collective memory of the city, and is a must for all those passionate about the city and its historical roots.
Brighton - The Graphic Novel: With nearly 300 years of history, twenty eight writers and artists, and fourteen fantastical tales featuring unheralded characters and true events from the city’s fascinating history, Brighton: The Graphic Novel is a unique collaborative collection. Featuring pioneering drag queens, doomed pleasure gardens, smugglers, arsonists, obsessed inventors, aspiring actors, corrupt policemen, cantankerous barbers, sea swimmers, hands of death and mysterious sea forces, the stories – complete with historical footnotes – will ensure that you never look at Brighton in the same way again.
To find out more about this and other Queenspark Books and events this year, please contact Nicola Benge, Queenspark Books on 01273 571710 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was amended on 06/01/2016