An utterly charming read Sussex Born and Bred is a series of short stories in which both England’s history and her people are brought vividly to life by a man who has spent a lifetime observing both. As you travel the roads and lanes of Sussex with master craftsman and author Alex Askaroff, you’ll meet a host of unforgettable places and characters. * Nuria, the girl in the Salvador Dali drawing, asleep under a rosebush cuddled with Dali’s pet lynx * A mill pond haunted by Vivian Leigh’s ghost. * The ground on which Harold II fell and William the Conqueror, by strength and luck and cunning, claimed a country. You’ll be welcomed by Cockney royalty, and entertained by the Eastbourne tailors who sewed maternity dresses for Queen Elizabeth II. War veterans and farmers, hops pickers and mill-workers, all of them are revealed as the extraordinary “ordinary” folk that they are; and who frame an unforgettable portrait of the land they love.