Edited by Paul Foster and Patrick Garland
A collection of travel writing.
This collection of new writing on Sussex presents a fresh perspective on the county. Over twenty different voices explore something of contemporary Sussex, or an aspect of the county’s literature or history. The result is a highly distinctive volume: a journey along the coast recalls for us earlier travellers and the myths which have now become part that shoreline; we walk the beach with Virginia Woolf at Bognor Regis, and the beloved South Downs of the novelist and poet Charlotte Smith, who lived at Bignor Park; we pursue the trail of a dragon from Cissbury Hill; we search for Boxgrove Man; we visit the church at St Michael and All Angels at Berwick to see painted scenes by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant; we listen to Elgar and Keats; and we dig with a potato-man. The book also includes poems from Vicki Feaver, Rob Batho and Hugh Dunkerley, while Ted Walker contributes a piece on Oscar Wilde and Leslie Norris bids farewell to Westergate.
A unique volume of travel literature, illustrated with over 30 black and white photographs and drawings, this book will appeal or visit the county.