Books from Michael Cole

 

Not your average travelogue — Michael Cole's River Thames starts from surprising places, diverts to unsuspected locations, discusses all sorts of Thames-related topics that most people would not even think of: enounters boat dwellers, trekkers, dog walkers, lock keepers and a comical bus driver, all with interesting and amusing stories. The journey begins on a freezing January day, swelters in Oxford and Henley, and ends in November with a fireworks display in London.

This is the most readable and thought provoking book on England's favourite river published in the last fifty years. Readers say: 'Very well written', 'amazing diversity of topics', 'a really satisfying journey'.

Traditional binding, quality hardback, 270 pages. £22 direct from Tatchley Books. Also available through good bookshops.

ISBN: 9780955177712

 

 

 

The only book on this Gloucestershire village — wholly researched, written, and designed by Michael Cole as chairman of Prestbury Local History Society.

The contents cover four main topic areas: Lost Buildings (including Prestbury Lodge, The Grotto, The Weighbridge, Cakebridge Farm, and the people who lived at each of them); Masters, Servants & Tradesmen (analysis of Victorian times); Prehistoric Prestbury (from c.4000BC to the Roman Invasion); and Prestbury's topography and boundary changes.

154 pages, card cover. £10 plus £2 p&p.

Available direct from the author, or through bookshops.

ISBN: 9780955177729

 

 

 

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