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Highways and Byways in Sussex

Highways and Byways in Sussex by Edward V. Lucas
By: (1868-1938)

A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times past and regret for the encroaching future, his resentment of churches with locked doors, and his love of deer parks, ruined castles and the silent hills.

(I must add my apologies for my attempts at the Sussex dialect in the chapter on that subject.)

[This book is of Reading Grade of 9.55 (i.e. equivalent to 9½ years of U.S. education. Reading Ease score of 63.72 (on a scale from 100 to 0 .. where 65 is easy, 30 a little hard, 0 difficult). These are Flesch-Kincaid readability scores.]

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Highways and Byways in Sussex

BY E. V. LUCAS

WITH · ILLUSTRATIONS · BY

FREDERICK L. GRIGGS

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON

1921

COPYRIGHT.

First Edition printed February 1904. Reprinted, April 1904, 1907, 1912, 1919, 1921.

[Illustration: The Barbican, Lewes Castle. Frontispiece. ]

PREFACE

Readers who are acquainted with the earlier volumes of this series will not need to be told that they are less guide books than appreciations of the districts with which they are concerned. In the pages that follow my aim has been to gather a Sussex bouquet rather than to present the facts which the more practical traveller requires.

The order of progress through the country has been determined largely by the lines of railway. I have thought it best to enter Sussex in the west at Midhurst, making that the first centre, and to zig zag thence across to the east by way of Chichester, Arundel, Petworth, Horsham, Brighton (I name only the chief centres), Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings, Rye, and Tunbridge Wells; leaving the county finally at Withyham, on the borders of Ashdown Forest... Continue reading book >>


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