This is not a guidebook This little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of LEICESTER Learn about the movers and shakers who shaped this fantastic city The great and the good; the bad and the ugly Small wonders, tall stories, TRIUMPH and tragedy Best places - worst places Local lingo, architecture, green spaces, events, traditions, fact, fiction Origins, evolution, future Written by a local who knows what makes LEICESTER tick
Natasha Sheldon studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Apart from a brief spell in Bristol to complete her MA, she has lived in the city for the last 17 years. Now a writer and researcher, her passions are history, archaeology and historical travel writing. Published work to date includes a range of travel guides to Pompeii and Herculaneum,including discovering Pompeii, and a number of articles on ancient history and archaeology.