The His­tory & Her­itage Hand­book 2015/16

By An­drew Chapman

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - THE GUIDE -

(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.

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