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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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166 of 186  Sat 26th Aug 2017 12:48pm  
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Helen, have you come across "A Harvest of History" The life & work of J B Shelton M.B.E. by M Rylatt & A F Adams. There is a copy on Abebooks at the moment for £5 plus postage.
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Helen F
Warrington
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167 of 186  Sat 26th Aug 2017 4:53pm  
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Ordered Anne. Thanks very much. Plus I got a copy of the White Friars dig book too for a decent price. Woo hoo! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up The last one I need to find is the Much Park Street dig. Copies are all too expensive at the moment.
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Helen F
Warrington
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168 of 186  Wed 29th Nov 2017 10:12pm  
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Reasonably priced copy of the book with some of Troughton's sketches. Dr Troughton's sketches
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Helen F
Warrington
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169 of 186  Fri 8th Dec 2017 11:54am  
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I sympathise with your desire to keep the collection together, though I think that most of us have quite specific pursuits. Personally I'm just looking for old images and archaeology reports and am more of an Amazon bargain basement shopper than a collector. If there was a rare image or book with images not captured elsewhere I might be interested. Perhaps if it was ok with Rob, you could give more details or even a photo of your collection. If all else fails let us know where and when you're putting the stuff to auction. Sorry that your circumstances mean you have to sell it.
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Prof
Gloucester
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170 of 186  Sun 8th Apr 2018 4:21pm  
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On 14th Feb 2015 11:03am, francesb said: I was given a copy for my birthday last December. Subscription copy 255. Compiled by A.E. Feltham & produced by Calcott & Feltham, The City Press, Ironmonger Row, in 1927. It was priced at £90 ref 60880 from The Used Bookstore, Nuneaton. The last owner was Evan O.C. Howells, Haynestone, Kenilworth. I wondered if this was the only Coventry book C & F put together? I love all books on Coventry & do have quite an extensive collection, which I am just in the process of cataloguing & always on the lookout for more. Simone
Hello Simone. I have just finished reading "The Blitzed City - The Destruction of Coventry, 1940", Karen Farrington, published by Aurum 2015 which I paid only a few pounds for a new copy from Postscript. As I was a mere fifteen months old at the time of the November raid, and all my family survived it has always been an interest, as has the history and traditions of pre-war Coventry with all its character and architecture. So I thought you may like to hear of it.
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scrutiny
coventry
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171 of 186  Sat 19th May 2018 11:35am  
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Of course, you could always read the two free books in Local Authors. (Just thought I would put a plug in) Wink
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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172 of 186  Sat 19th May 2018 9:55pm  
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I can highly recommend those to anyone!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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173 of 186  Sun 20th May 2018 3:08pm  
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Books on Coventry, Nah, don't need one, the book I have now will outstrip anything else on the market, not a thing it doesn''t know, covers everything, best book on Coventry I ever read, it'll see me out, it's called the Historic Coventry Forum.
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Rob Orland
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174 of 186  Sun 20th May 2018 4:43pm  
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That's just beautiful to hear Kaga - I'm sure the whole membership will feel proud to have contributed so much to "your favourite book"!! Thumbs up Cheers
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Helen F
Warrington
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175 of 186  Tue 22nd May 2018 8:39pm  
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I agree with Kaga, although there are great books out there. In some ways there is too much information in the many books but this place works on the principle of many hands making light work. I like the way something someone says or asks makes me think or rethink about that section of the city. And Kaga is a book all on his own, with memories and stories that nobody else can tell.
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Prof
Gloucester
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176 of 186  Tue 14th Aug 2018 9:18pm  
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I have just bought (unseen) 'Coventry, A History & Celebration', and I am really pleased. It has the Francis Frith photos, and the text is by none other than David McGrory. There is 'Coventry from the Air 1958', (double spread); the chapter one page is a beautiful close up of the St. Michael's nave and chancel though the caption is so big that unfortunately it obscures the head of the St Paul statue, but if it had been raised half an inch that would not have interfered. It is beautifully produced, much in colour, and from the beginnings of Coventry through the centuries a swift take to now and the future, together with a chance of a free print from one of the illustrations. I am going for the St Michael's chancel sepia print for sure. Hope they leave off the chapter title but am sure they would. Edited by member, 14th Aug 2018 9:20 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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177 of 186  Wed 15th Aug 2018 10:36pm  
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I only found one inaccuracy in the David McGrory Coventry's Blitz. It states that Herman Goering was hung. It is true he was condemned to death by hanging, but he cheated by taking a cyanide pill that was smuggled into him in his cell. This is well established in TV documentaries e.g. The World at War.
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Prof
Gloucester
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178 of 186  Fri 2nd Nov 2018 5:11pm  
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Just received Dave McGrory's book "Coventry at War". It is great with a number of double page spreads. and a good companion to the Blitz book I already have. Of course some photos one has seen before, but it is nicely set out and I think a good buy for less than £5.00. Edited by member, 2nd Nov 2018 11:16 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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179 of 186  Sat 3rd Nov 2018 9:19am  
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On a recent visit to Ludlow I found a very interesting and informative biography of George Eliot on a market stall which cost me £2. It is by author Ina Taylor "George Eliot, a woman of contradictions". There is, of course, mention of Bird Grove and Rosehill, as well as Griff, and the influence on Mary Ann by her friends Charles and Caroline Bray. Good b&w illustrations too. I can recommend to anyone interested in George Eliot. Edited by member, 3rd Nov 2018 11:55 am
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argon
new milton
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180 of 186  Sat 3rd Nov 2018 1:31pm  
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I found 'Harry Weston A Man of Coventry' an interesting read. I bought it on ebay. It was written by Harry Weston's daughter, Paddy.
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