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The Boom of the Bitterbump

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The Boom of the Bitterbump by Roger Stephens (published in 2003) tells the human story of Cheshire’s wildlife, from primeval times to the present day. Over a period of eight years, the author gathered the memories, knowledge and superstitions of Cheshire people - gamekeepers and poachers, farmers and labourers, wildfowlers and fishermen. In addition, he wrote more than thirty magazine articles on the subject which appeared in "The Grebe" (the magazine of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust) between 1999 and 2010. This helped to popularize the project and brought in contributions from all over the county.

The book follows in illustrious footsteps: those of such great Cheshire naturalists as T A Coward and A W Boyd, who, though their scientific knowledge was second to none, were nonetheless willing to learn from their rural neighbours.

The book is adorned with more than fifty illustrations by the author.

Copies of The Boom of the Bitterbump are available in most Cheshire bookshops, online from Amazon, or from the publisher Gordon Emery www.gordonemery.co.uk

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The Wharncliffe Companion to Chester

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Aimed at visitors and residents alike, The Wharncliffe Companion to Chester by Roger Stephens is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the city. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in its history is presented in a convenient A to Z format. The story is told with the help of eighty fascinating old drawings and photographs.

The book draws on the authors twelve-year experience as a Chester tourist guide and local historian.

The Wharncliffe Companion to Chester is available from Chester bookshops, or from the publisher Pen and Sword Books Ltd. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

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