Novelist Clare Dudman
draws on her thirty years as a resident to bring us Real Chester,
the latest volume in Seren's Real series. In it she explores a place that has been developing since Roman times, charting its growth through a rich medieval period, Georgian splendor, Victorian and Edwardian industrialism and, now, a modern reliance on tourism generated by its heritage. A charming and informative guide, Dudman has charted the idiosyncracies of the city and written a book in which the reader will find the parts of Chester which guidebooks don't reach.