The History & Heritage Handbook 2015/16
By Andrew Chapman
(Heritage Hunter, 534 pages, available from www.genealogysupplies.com; hardback £24.95, paperback £14.95)
Some of the text has the feel of beingbi lifliftedd from the venues’ own blurb, unsurprising as much of the information comes from culture24.org.uk, and they have omitted details likely to change frequently – opening times and admission prices – instead using icons to indicate an entrance fee.
It’s well put together but crying out for maps. A simple numbered map key at the start of each county would make it much more user-friendly. This, coupled with a more discerning tone to the descriptions, would transform it from useful to vital.