A History of Bristol and Gloucestershire, by Brian Smith and Elizabeth Ralph
Published by Phillimore in 1996, 144 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3177)
Brand New Book
Gloucestershire has always been divided into Cotswold, Vale and Forest, but most of the population lived in the fertile Vale, where for centuries commerce followed the river Severn, with the distributive centre of Gloucester and the great maritime port of Bristol at its mouth.......
This fascinating book provides a wonderful history of bristol and the surrounding area. One reviewer of the book wrote: The text, although scholarly is never dull. They have brushed the dust off a lot of West Country history...... a handsome addition to the library of books on the past of this part of the world