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BRISTOL’S AUSTRALIAN PIONEER: THE STORY OF ROBERT BUSH AND HIS BISHOP’S KNOLL WW1 HOSPITAL

Chris Stephens

Robert Bush travelled to Australia in 1877, where he become a sheep farmer, influential politician and founding vice-president of the Western Australia Cricket Association. He returned as a millionaire and bought Bishop’s Knoll mansion, overlooking Avon Gorge. At the start of WW1 he converted it into 100-bed hospital to treat the Australian wounded.

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LOUISE BROWN: MY LIFE AS THE WORLD’S FIRST TEST-TUBE BABY

Louise Brown

Louise Brown was the first person ever to be born through science rather than as the result of two people having sex. The birth was hailed as a “miracle” by the world’s media, making her instantly famous. For the first time Louise tells the story of her world changing birth and its impact on her life.

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VICE & VIRTUE: DISCOVERING THE STORY OF OLD MARKET, BRISTOL

Edson Burton & Michael Manson

Vice & Virtue captures the stories that have made Old Market a truly historic area. From its brightest hour as part of Bristol’s shopping Golden Mile, the riotous inter war years, the impact of war, post war decline brought on by the redevelopment of the city centre, and revival as Bristol’s gay quarter.

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