By Edwin P. Miller
Book published by Pomegranate, 300 pages. Large A4 size paperback (N5243OS)
This book provides a fascinating history of St James Street in Brighton throughout the 19th century. The street runs from Old Steine to St Georges Road and follows the same direction and path as Marine Parade, and the book charts the origins and development of the road and the houses and buildings that grew up along it.
From the rear side cover: St James Street began life as a leakway, or broad path, across the medieval fields of Little Laine on Brightons Eastern Fringe. In this first ever exploration of its rich history, the author concentrates on the period 1800-1910, during which much of the layout and fabric of ttodays teeming thoroughfare was created. The book covers a broad swathe of its commercial and cultural life, including transport, trades, architecture, criminal behaviour, churches and schools, and is an essential guide not only for local residents, but for anyone fascinated by hitherto unsung areas of Brighton's history.
The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, and some light wear along the top edge, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.