Books set in Brighton
Brighton and Hove has been the setting for lots of books. One of the most famous is about a criminal gang in the 1940′s called Brighton Rock written by Graeme Green which was also made into a film. One of the most well known Brighton authors is Peter James. These lists below may help you to find out more – but this is a very difficult to get right - there may be many books that are missing!
Brighton and Hove libraries are run by the city council. Many of these libraries are newly decorated. The largest is the Jubilee Library which opened in 2005. In all there are 17 libraries in the Brighton and Hove area. They are: Jubilee, Hove, Coldean, Hangleton Library, Hollingbury, Mile Oak, Moulscoomb, Patcham, Portslade, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Westdene, Whitehawk, Woodingdean, The Mobile Library and the Brighton History Centre.
The library service also runs a Brighton History Centre, located in the upper floor of the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Here you can find old newspapers, street directories and electoral registers.
.Libraries are also community centres, a venue for book groups and homework clubs, a place to work, a place to use computers.
Brighton & Hove Libraries