A Winchester Miscellany

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849534642

About the book

‘You have here history, and you have it in a form that charms the eye and refreshes the spirit.
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, on receiving the freedom of Winchester, July 1928 

Winchester is rich in history and enigma; the city where a cake-burning king established a nation; the final resting place of one of Britain’s best-loved authors; a host to diverse events from one of the UK’s largest farmers’ markets to the longest-running festival of street theatre.

In this fascinating and informative guide, Phil Hewitt explores the rich story of the city and brings Winchester to life, covering everything from its legends to its kings, from its heroes to its villains.

About the author

Phil Hewitt is group arts editor for Sussex Group Newspapers. His books include Chichester Remembered, Chichester: Then and Now, Gosport: Then and Now and Keep on Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict (ISBN: 978 1 84953 236 5).