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Portrait of Village Life - Beeding, Bramber and Botolphs in Sussex

Keith Nethercoate-Bryant, collated and edited by Peter Thorogood


Over one thousand years of history recounted through the life and times of three Sussex villages. The book contains a unique collection of more than 200 miniature essays, originally published in the parish monthly magazine The Villager (1983-2003).

Peter Thorogood's restoration of the 600-year old St. Mary's House, Bramber, led him explore more widely the history of his adopted village of Bramber. Keith Nethercoate-Bryant's articles were the perfect beginning of a fascinating historical journey. Peter has once more brought to life the writings of a dedicated, highly respected local historian.

Peter introduces Keith in his introductory biographical sketch 'Keith Nethercoate-Bryant as I Know Him'.

With over 130 black-and-white illustrations, mainly from local history archives, and a comprehensive index, Portrait of Village Life gives a vivid picture of a vibrant community and the people who made it.


360 pp       ISBN 978 1 905206 03 2         15.00 online price 12.50


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