Category: Book reviews

Book review. Mr Sugar Face and his Moll

Nigel & Caroline Webb, Mr Sugar Face and his Moll. Legini Press, 2019. 216pp. 29 plates. Paperback. ISBN 978-0-9553311-2-1. This is an entertaining romp through the lives and legacies of George Webb Medley (1826–98),...

Book review. Turning Paignton’s Pages 1500–1700

John Pentney, Turning Paignton’s Pages 1500–1700. Grandad Publishing, 2018. 42pp. Pamphlet. ISBN 978-1-9995931-0-0. £6 John Pentney, a member of the DA and former Chair of the Paignton Heritage Society, has written a booklet looking...

Book review. Beautiful Devon: A Portrait of a County

Nigel Hicks,  Beautiful Devon: A Portrait of a County. Aquaterra Publishing, 2018. 80pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-09927970-2-7. £9.99 This book contains a selection of superb, annotated colour photographs by renowned professional photographer and travel/tourism author...

Book review. Stratton Churchwardens’ Accounts 1512–1578

Joanna Mattingly (editor), Stratton Churchwardens’ Accounts 1512–1578. Woodbridge: Devon and Cornwall Record Society/The Boydell Press, 2018. 332pp. 6 colour plates, 8 B&W figures. Joanna Mattingly has added greatly to our understanding of the sixteenth-century...

Book review. The Asian Hornet Handbook

Sarah Bunker, The Asian Hornet Handbook. Psocid Press, 2019. 157 pp. ISBN: 978-1-9160871-0-1 (softback £16). British honeybees and beekeepers have had a troublesome few decades with a succession of predators and diseases arriving, attacking...

Book review. The Bidlakes of Bridestowe

Ellie Babbedge, The Bidlakes of Bridestowe. Exeter: Short Run Press, 2018. 98 pp. one colour plate and B&W illustrations. The Bidlakes of Bridestowe, as its title suggests, is an account of an ancient Devon...