Book of the Month – October 2010

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October 2010

Edited by David N. Robinson
Oxbow Books, 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford
ISBN 978 1 905119 26 4 £20.00

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1973, the Lincolnshire Wolds have been captured in their entirety in this wonderful collection of essays and vignettes detailing the geology and scenery, landscape history and management, farming, biodiversity, tourism and how the area is illustrated through art and literature.

Almost one hundred photographs, paintings, maps and diagrams bring the book to life, as thirteen eminent contributors help shape the history of the landscape. Fourteen chapters each contain important facts on the Wolds at different points in history, leading to modern day. How the land has been used throughout the centuries provides a fascinating insight into local history, supported by relevant and breathtaking imagery you obtain a real picture of the era.

The format of the book also offers an accessible read, with clearly indexed references for you to flick back and forth through the chapters with ease. Edited by David Robinson, whose encyclopedic knowledge of the wolds has helped bring this diverse range of material together, this book is a well-balanced and highly informative paperback to be added to any collection.

• Boston by David Cuppleditch
The History Press, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
ISBN 978-0-7524-5368-2 £12.99
Britain in Old Photographs series. New edition of first publication 1999. Boston photographers and their work. Port, Market, Old Town, Characters. Interesting selection to have in one book.

• Grantham by Malcolm Knapp
The History Press, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
ISBN 978-0-7524-5024-7 £12.99
Britain in Old Photographs series. New edition of first publication 1996. Engineering industries, streets, shops and pubs. Significant buildings and events. An interesting mix.

• Pilgrim Fathers. The Reluctant Adventurers by R S Cropley Baines
Pilgrim Heritage Trust, Glass Tilt House, Old Mill Riverside, Low Matlock Lane, Loxley, Sheffield S6 6RN
ISBN 978-1-90595-10-4 £8.75 including post from above address. New extended edition.
Who they were, why they want to escape and early attempts through Boston and Killingholme, and the Mayflower voyage.

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