Book reviews — June 1999
'London's Lea Valley: Britain's Best Kept Secret', by Jim Lewis
This book examines the valley's contribution to technical innovation over the past two centuries. Each chapter focuses on a particular Lea Valley invention, industry or entrepreneur, including names like A V Roe, Belling and Swan, and Lee Enfield.
The 144-page book, published in May 1999, costs £14.99 (hardback)
'Greenwich Marsh: the 300 Years Before the Dome', by Mary Mills
Mary Mills' book explores the background - industrial and natural - to the Greenwich peninsula over the past 300 years. The 240-page book, published in April 1999, contains over 100 illustrations and maps.
Copies are available for £9.95 (including p&p) from M Wright, 24 Humber Road, London SE3 7LT. Tel: 020 8858 9482.
'Deptford Creek: surviving regeneration'
Includes over 20 surveys on the area's history, ecology and potential for renewal to tell the story of the once thriving centre of wharves and warehouses.
Copies are available for £20 (plus £1.60 p&p) from Deptford Forum Publishing, 441 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA. Tel: 020 8692 7115
'An Arsenal for Labour', by Rita Rhodes
This book looks at the consumer co-operative society and its involvement in south-east London.
Copies are available for £10 (plus £2 p&p) from Holyoake Books, Co-operative Union Ltd, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS. Tel: 0161 832 4300
'A Dictionary of Occupational Terms'
This CD-Rom defines 29,106 terms and 16,837 occupations of people who worked in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Copies are available for £12.95 (including p&p) from Faculty Office (CDR0088), Faculty of Social Sciences (G2), The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA. Cheques should be made payable to The Open University
© GLIAS, 1999