A Local History of BritainDavid McKie
1 August 2010
Published by Atlantic Books
McKie’s Gazetteer takes its readers on a journey through the hidden history of Great Britain. From Castle Dangerous in South Lanarkshire to Defiance Platform in Cornwall, David McKie relates the anecdotes and arguments, heroes and villains that comprise Britain’s rich local history.
Read of the tragic demise of Mr Marvell (Andrew’s father) in the Humber; discover where the only Knockin Shop in the country remains open; or wonder at the tale of Sir William the Kent Messiah, who, armed with two pistols, a sword and a bugle, claimed that he was the reincarnation of Christ and then murdered the local plumber wielding his warrant for arrest.
David McKie’s search for Britain’s best-kept secrets will entertain and enthral in equal measure.