The Little Book of Cheshire by Roger Stephens is packed with fascinating facts and intriguing tales about the English county of Cheshire. Inside, readers can find out about the area’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters, and hundreds of other facts. Plus, they’ll also discover some authentically-bizarre bits of historic trivia. The Little Book of Cheshire is ideal for whiling away the hours on a long train journey. Or if you enjoy competing in pub quizzes – or compiling them – it provides a handy treasure trove of useful information.
What we thought of the book
We love learning about our local area, so we were eager to read this book. What’s more, we never like to miss an opportunity to arm ourselves with facts in readiness for pub quizzes or board games – especially over the Christmas period. And this book certainly didn’t disappoint!
The Little Book of Cheshire contains a wealth of surprising information. For example, did you know that in medieval times, Cheshire was a County Palatine with its own independent parliament? Or that with 86,000 ponds, it claims to be the pond capital of Europe?
The book is well written and witty, so it was a joy to read. It’s also helpfully split into five sections: history; romance; beauty; produce and industry; and fun and games. You can pick and choose which parts you want to read first, or dip in and out as you please.
There’s plenty to interest natives of Cheshire, as well as incomers and those who have never even set foot in the county. Readers will learn about the area’s smuggling past (in The Wirral), as well as tales of witches and highwaymen, and lots more.
But it’s not just the past that features, for the author also covers the modern-day period, including the World Worm Charming Championships, which takes place every year in the village of Willaston.
So if you want to know more about Cheshire – or simply enjoy topping up your brain with handy facts – this is the perfect book for you.
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How much is the book and how can you buy it
The hardback is £9.99 and the ebook is £4.07. You can buy a copy on Amazon here.
About the author
Cheshire author and illustrator Roger Stephens lives and works in Chester. He gives talks on local and natural history, and has also worked as a tourist guide for 16 years. Roger’s illustrations have appeared in books and magazines, as well as on display boards for nature reserves and visitor attractions.
About the book
Title: The Little Book of Cheshire.
Publisher: The History Press.
Pages: Approximately 190.
Review by: Colette Warbrook.
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* We were given a copy of the book in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.