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New book out – It Happened in Gloucestershire

It Happened in Gloucestershire by Phyllida Barstow

It Happened in Gloucestershire by Phyllida Barstow

A fascinating new book about Gloucestershire has just been published. It Happened in Gloucestershire is a vibrant and compelling account of the county’s diverse heritage; its heroes, its battles, its inventors and its outlandish sports.

Phyllida Barstow’s lively prose transports the reader across the county: from its stunning cathedral to its swan lake at Slimbridge, taking us surfing the Severn Bore, tumbling down Cooper Hill on the notorious Cheese Race, round the challenging course at Badminton and to Imjin Hill, site of the tragic stand of the Glorious Glosters.

The book celebrates those who have helped to put Gloucestershire on the map: Eddie the Eagle, William Morris, Vaughan Williams, Desert Orchid, William Tyndale, Richard III – as well as the varied claims to fame of Concorde, GCHQ, the Cotswold Lions, the conqueror of small-pox, the Gloucester Old Spot and the hardy miners of the Forest of Dean.  Go to our On-line Shopping button on our Home Page and purchase your copy from Amazon now.

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About leahouse

I am the owner of a 3-Bedroom 4-Star Bed and Breakfast, 4 miles from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. This is a second career, following many years working in production on feature films, the last of which was as Location Manager on the Academy-Award winning "Chariots of Fire"

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