Bristol Lives: Past and Present

Bristol Lives: Past and Present

Maurice Fells


A rich and comprehensive history of Bristol's famous (and less well-known) sons and daughters.

  • ISBN 9781906236427
  • Published Mar 2011
  • Paperback 186 pages


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Bristol has plenty to be proud of when it comes to famous people. Some were born in the city while others were drawn to it by its colourful heritage, adventurous spirit and vibrant atmosphere of culture and enterprise. A few names, like that of the explorer John Cabot, have been woven into the fabric of the city's heritage. However, other people who helped to shape today's rich environment are hardly remembered.

Within the pages of this book you'll meet the priest they called the 'Red Bishop'… the princess that never was… the inventor of a so-called 'thrashing machine' for errant schoolchildren… and the dog that became an advertising icon.

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