Bath has many historical characters – both real and imagined – and there are shelves packed with ‘histories’ in the Central Library to help you get to grips with its past and understand the archaeological and architectural legacy from which it now earns much of its living.
With respect to every writer who has already put their research into print, l have to say coming across Charles Nevin’s Sometimes in Bath – which has just been published – was a breath of fresh folio air.
Born in Lancashire, this former journalist, newspaper columnist and already published author, has put a new spin on the city’s heritage in weaving fact and fiction together in a warm, witty and captivating way.
Charles had his book launch at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel which is where l caught up with him.
He moved to our neck of the woods from London ten years ago and admits his first impressions of Bath were a little negative.
Sometimes in Bath is published by The Book Guild Limited and is available from http://www.bookguild.co.uk or from good local bookshops.