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History, local history.

4 stars.

I live in Bristol, so this was a great little book about the…less glorious side of the city’s history. Slavery, bribery, corruption, incompetence, greed, rioting and murder – it’s all there. The author begins by saying although these aspects are rather shameful we should not ignore them, they are part of the city’s past – and helped it to become what it is.

The book is pretty short, and easy to read, with interesting examples and research. Overall enjoyable enough, with elements of dark humour, witty writing and fascinating history.