I’m Suzanne Hinton.  I love Brighton.  I love all things French.  On this site I am going to put the two together.

Please join me on my French Brighton page as I explore archives, newspapers and books to find out more about the connections between the two.

My interests


My publications


2018 “Regency Square, its history and its stories”(with Gill Wales) Belle Vue Books

2016  ‘Sketches of Brighton 1827’  Belle Vue Books

Both available from: City Books, Western Road, Hove; Amazon.

2007  ‘Between the Worlds’  Flambard Press

My translation of a selection of short stories by Andrée Chedid.  Andrée Chedid was born in the Lebanon, grew up and was educated in Egypt and lived in Paris.  Her stories reflect her love of the Middle East and of the human aspects of the problems in the region.


2021 ‘The History of the Brighton and Hove French Circle 1915 – 2021’ Free download: https://tinyurl.com/1pu7zrs7

2014 ‘The Mummy Returns – or what did the prince say to his monarch’ English Today (CUP). A response to the use of the word ‘mummy’ by the Prince of Wales.

2011  ‘Un-bending the Genders – or why don’t they just get married’  English Today (CUP) Analysis of the problems caused by the word ‘partner’.

2008  ‘A Quiet Corner of Regency Square’ Review (Journal of the Royal Pavilion, Libraries and Museums).  An account of a 1931 crime in Regency Square

2007 ‘Queensbury Mews, Brighton, 1818-1962’ Review (Journal of the Royal Pavilion, Libraries and Museums). A series of four articles tracing the history of the mews.

2006  ‘Call me Madam – of the lost key word’  English Today (CUP) A history of the use of the word ‘madam’ in English.

2017 “In Praise of the Index” The Author Vol 128 No. 2 (Society of Authors)