Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Review:- Kenneth BURNLEY & Guy HUNTINGTON – “Images of Wirral”

Year Published: - 1991
Where the book was from:- My own copy (bought second-hand)
ISBN: - 0 9517961 0 0
Pages: - 160pp Large Format
Genre: - Non-fiction – Topography / History
Location:- Wirral, Cheshire
How I came across it: - Serendipity - Charity shop
Rating: - ***** *
One sentence summary:- A rather over-weening account of Wirral,  full of extravagant praise and exuberant compliments, the style of which rather detracts from what is essentially an interesting and attractively illustrated account.

General comments:-
Some good – if generally unspectacular- photos help to make this story of some of Wirral’s attractions acceptable. In the main the topography and history is of the sort well known to anyone who has lived on the Wirral and taken an interest in it but the occasional lesser known item makes it worth reading.  Certainly a book that should be on the shelves of any Wirral resident.

Keith Burnley and Guy Huntington
were both born on The Wirral in 1949. The former is the author of other Wirral books and Editor of the Wirral Journal. Guy Huntington is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

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