South Coast Connections

Books featuring our local area of Southern England...

A Little School on the Downs

by Mary Bowmaker
How Victorian teacher Harriet Finlay Johnson made a tiny Sussex school world famous
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A Long Way from Home

by Alastair Tompkins
The experiences of a small boy evacuated from Sussex to Yorkshire in 1939.
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A Portrait of Slindon – the illustrated history of a Sussex village

by Josephine Duggan Rees
The illustrated history of a West Sussex village and its inhabitants down the centuries.

Boys & Other Animals

by Josephine Duggan Rees
A portrait of family life in rural England in the 1950s, 60s and 70s

Bygone Bognor Regis & Chichester

by Sylvia Olliver
A portrait of life in neighbouring West Sussex towns from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Corduroy Days

Corduroy Days

by Josephine Duggan Rees
My experiences as a Land Girl in the Women's Land Army during World War II

Fairy Tales of an S.A.C.

by John McGregor
A young airman’s experiences at RAF Thorney Island (and other exotic places) 1967-72.

Handcart to Hanlon

by Brian Janman
A concise history of the West Sussex Ambulance Services 1895-1995 in words and photographs.

Have You Any Wool?

by Eileen Sullivan
The life and times of a Hampshire sheep farmer and his family ~ 1930s to present.

Pulborough Football Club

by Mick Hatchard
An illustrated history of 'The Robins' a West Sussex football team1898-2010.

Railway to Runway – a Bomber Command navigators story

by Leslie Harris
The wartime journal and letters of a navigator with RAF Bomber Command  killed during the Second World War.


by Mike Jupp
A hilarious modern-day fairytale for older kids and grown-ups.

Saving Our City

by Tim Rooth
How a group of local residents formed The Chichester Society and successfully thwarted a council plan to demolish many historic buildings in their city in the 1970s.

SMEC Its History

by Leonard & Guy A-R-West
An illustrated history of Scale Model Equipment Co Ltd of Steyning, Sussex, England 1946-1960.

The Chutes of the Vyne

by Francis Chute
A history of the Chute family and their connection with The Vyne, their stately home in Hampshire for over 300 years.
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The Exbury Junkers: A World War II Mystery

by John Stanley
Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances.

The Life & Times of a 20th Century Farmers Boy

by Nick Adames
An illustrated agricultural memoir tracing the fortunes of three generations a well-known West Sussex farming family during 100 years of rural change.
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The Sheeps in the Meadow ... Hopefully

by Eileen Sullivan 
The life and times of Hampshire shepherd, lay pastor and raconteur Dave Sullivan.

The South Coast Beat Scene of the 1960s

by Mike Read
An illustrated history of the local music scene in the South of England during the 1960s from skiffle to psychedelia.

Unknown to History or Fame

by Brenda Dixon
An illustrated history of the West Sussex village of Walberton during the Victorian era featuring period photographs and newspaper articles from the West Sussex Gazette.


by Mary Barber
Detailed illustrated history of this Sussex community from ancient times to the present.

Sussex Ambulance & First Aid Services

compiled by Brian Janman
An illustrated history of the ambulance service in East and West Sussex from its inception in 1895 to the present day.