Maidenhead, The history of

Bob Crew. (Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd, 2007) A5 hardback. 120pp. ISBN 978-1-85983-562-3.

The dust-jacket on this book is a pretty blue with coloured photographs of Maidenhead, but inside there are no illustrations at all, nor is there an index. The last page has a bibliography of publications used by the author when writing what he describes as a “generalised broad-brush approach” to local history aimed at families rather than academics. No doubt there is plenty of information to be found inside the covers in the various chapters chronicling events, but it is peppered with the author’s opinionated asides, and the text would be much improved by the insertion of maps and illustrations.

Jean Debney

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