twitter win prizes
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Southsea Past by Sarah Quail


Southsea Past by Sarah Quail

This is a very detailed survey of the history of the seaside suburb of Portsmouth, England's premier naval port. The story of Southsea cannot be studied apart from the history of Portsmouth and the author sets her account firmly within the context of a town whose very existence has depended upon the navy since the 12th century. Nevertheless, at the heart of the suburb, was the resort ... `the gem of England's Watering Places' ... and the story of the resort forms the main theme of the book, which is particularly well-illustrated by the finest original images.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th October 2000


Sarah Quail

More books by Sarah Quail
Author 'Like for Like'


Phillimore & Co Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd


144 pages


Travel & holiday
Local history



You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh