The picturesque county of Cheshire is seen by many as a small and insignificant corner of the British Isles. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Cheshire's Famous puts the record straight, documenting the achievements of famous Cestrians through the ages and up to the present day. Warriors, soldiers, adventurers, pioneers, explorers, mountaineers, businesses, politicians, entertainers, sportspeople, writers, scientists and academics: Cheshire has produced all of these in abundance and their stories are told in these pages. Cheshire citizens have won Oscars, Baftas, Olympic gold medals and the Nobel Prize for Physics. Shakespeare, Milton, Nelson, Livingstone and Handel are connected to the county, and more recently the likes of Paula Radcliffe, Ian Botham, Freddie Starr, the Spice Girls and Take That have put the county at the forefront of modern culture. Bob Burrows has put together a comprehensive account of the people who have made the county of Cheshire what it is today, which is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the county's history and culture. There are many surprises to be discovered within these pages.