Derbyshire Media and Book Reviews

This site provides a selection of Reviews of Books and DVDs featuring Derbyshire. They were transferred from the website in December 2011.

Most of them were published in issues of The Peak Advertiser between 1999 and 2009. They are reproduced with kind permission of their authors.

Note: When this page is first loaded (or reloaded), reviews are listed in order of Book Title. To show in an alternative order click on the appropriate column heading. NB values which are blank, or unavailable will be listed at the end.

Accidents of FortuneDevonshire, AndrewMichael Russell2004
Adventurous Pub WalksWildgoose, CharlesCountryside Books2004
After Seth : Bradwell into the Twenty-First CenturyBradwell Historical SocietyCountry Books/Ashridge Press2008
Alison Uttley's Country WalksBayles, Freda & Ede, JanetDarran Publishing2007
Alone in AsiaWilliam, Geoff2003
An Accessible Wilderness : Life at Stanage and the North Lees EstateEdgar, JennyDerbyshire County Council & the Peak District National Park Authority2005
An Empty-Handed TravellerDownes, SuzanneAshridge Press/Country Books2008
Ancient PathwaysParker, FrankAuthor2008
Ancient PeaklandBevan, BillHalsgrove2007
Anglican Churches of DerbyshireCombes, IsobelLandmark Collector's Library2005
Anglo-Saxon and Viking DerbyshireBunting, Richard1999
Ann Summers : Creator of the World Famous Bakewell PuddingHudson, PaulPynot Publishing2008
Around Cromford DamAllsop, EddieScarthin Books2005
Around LongnorHine, SheilaChurnet Valley Books2007
Around MeerbrookHine, SheilaChurnet Valley Books2004
Around RushtonHine, SheilaChurnet Valley Books2006
Around The White PeakHine, SheilaChurnet Valley Books2008
The Art of Sustainable LivingEdwards, JeniAuthor2009
Ashover RememberedWombwell, MargaretDerbyshire County Council2005
Aspects of Dales Life Through Peace and WarTaylor, KeithAshridge Press/Country Books2007
Bakewell and the White PeakTuffrey, PeterTempus2003
Bakewell in Old PhotographsTaylor, KeithCountry Books2009
Bakewell: The Ancient Capital of The PeakBrighton, TrevorHalsgrove2006
Barm and BattleshipsWombwell, MargaretDerbyshire County Council2006
Baslow, Rowsley, Edensor, Pilsley, BeeleyTaylor, KeithAshridge Press/Country Books2008
The Bath (Matlock Bath) At WarBeresford, CharlesAshridge Press/Country Books2008
Behind the View: Life & times in Cressbrook - a Derbyshire mill villageAuthors, Various2005
Benjamin OutramSchofield, R BMerton Priory Press2001
The Best of the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers' HandbooksWard, George Herbert BridgesHalsgrove2003
Beyond The Copper BeechJones, BrianAuthor2008
Billy the Kid (A Year in the Life of)Bennett, RegAshridge Press/Country Books2006
Bonsall - A Portrait of a Village and its ChurchLindup, Stella, and others2000
Bonsall - A Village and its HistoryAuthors, VariousBonsall History Project2006
The Book of EdaleThe Edale SocietyHalsgrove2003
The Book of the Bakewell ShowRobbins, Linda and Draper, LesleyHalsgrove2003
Bradwell Ancient & ModernEvans, SethCountry Books2004
Bradwell Fire Service - The First Fifty Years 1939-1959Cooper, FrankAshridge Press2004
A Brief Jolly ChangeFenton, EdwardDay Books2003
Brill Walks in The Peak (Book Three)Bowman, Freda and Brill, BobNorthend2007
Brill Walks in the PeakBowman, Freda and Brill, BobNorthend2004
Brill Walks in the Peaks and Dales (Book Two)Bowman, Freda and Brill, BobNorthend2006
Buxton Hydro (Spa Hotel)Lomas, PeterAshridge Press/Country Books2007
Buxton and the High PeakBentley, Langham and WellsTempus2006
Buyer Beware!Nicholls, PaulCountry Books2002
Bygone Industries of The PeakBunting, JulieWildtrack Publishing2006
Calver - A Book for the MillenniumBeswick, Julia and Wilkes, Eric2000
Calver, Curbar and Froggatt in Old PhotographsEdwards, BrianNorthend2005
Castleton - A History, A Tour, People, Buildings and IndustriesClarke, Dr LiamOwl Publishing2009
The Chatsworth Villages - Beeley, Edensor & PilsleyNaylor, DianeLandmark2006
Chiaroscuro : Poems of the Peak District and Further AfieldMarriott, Hilbre S.Ashridge Press/Country Books2007
Chilling Tales from Derbyshire‘Netty’Breedon Books2009
Circular Walks in the Peak DistrictTidsall, PatAshbourne Editions2008
Claude - White Peak MemoriesFearns, ClaudeChurnet Valley Books2004
Collieries, Canals, Tramways, Railways, Rivers & RevolutionWorthington, RalphCountry Books/Ashridge Press2009
Countrywise ThreeRush, RaymondChurnet Valley Books2005
Crich TalesDawes, J.G. (Geoff)Pipspeak2004
Cromford - A HistoryNaylor, PeterWatnay Publishing2003
The Cromford CanalPotter, HughTempus2003
Cromford Station - A HistoryWaite, GlynnPynot Publishing2009
Crosses of the Peak DistrictSharpe, Neville T.Landmark Publishing Ltd2002
A DVD Postcard from The Peak DistrictParker, StephenRobertsons2009
Darley Dale Remembered : Through 50 Years of War and PeaceTaylor, KeithCountry Books2002
Darley's 'Lady Bountiful' and The Whitworth TrailKilburn, TerenceWhitworth Trust2005
Darleys in the DaleJackson, Lewis R.Country Books2002
Derbyshire Blue JohnFord, Trevor D.Landmark Publishing Ltd2001
Derbyshire Children at SchoolPower, GeorgeScarthin Books2004
The Derbyshire Country HouseCraven, Maxwell and Stanley, MichaelLandmark Collector's Library2001
Derbyshire Illustrated LetterheadsBanks, JillLandmark Collector's Library2008
A Derbyshire Parish At WarTaylor, Keith & Brown, TrevorCountry Books2001
A Derbyshire Parish at Peace and WarTaylor, Keith & Brown, TrevorCountry Books2001
The Derbyshire Portway - Pilgrimage to the PastBailey, StephenScarthin Books2008
Derbyshire in Old PhotographsMottram, Elizabeth and Lofthouse, AlistairALD Design & Print2002
The Devil Drives a JaguarDownes, SuzanneCountry Books2002
Discovering Derbyshire's White PeakBates, TomALD Design & Print2001
Discovering the Moors and Dales of the Peak DistrictRawson, Jerry and Redfern, RogerHalsgrove2003
The Discovery of the Peak DistrictBrighton, TrevorPhillimore2004
Drive and Stroll in DerbyshireWildgoose, CharlesCountryside Books2006
Duffield FirthWiltshire, Mary (and others)Landmark2005
The Earls and Dukes of DevonshireBunting, Julie1999
Echoes of The Dales, the 70sDuggins, RonLandmark Collector's Library2008
Echoes of the DalesDuggins, RonLandmark2006
Echoes of the Dales, the 80s - Part OneDuggins, RonLandmark Collector's Library2009
Echoes of the Dales, the 80s - Part TwoDuggins, RonAuthor2009
Ecton Copper Mines Under The Duke of Devonshire 1760-1790Porter, LindseyLandmark Collector's Library2004
Enjoying the Peak DistrictSmith, RolyHalsgrove2003
Everest, a Cockpit and AntarcticaDyson, SheilaRed Grouse2004
Exploring History in and around DerbyshireStone, RichardBreedon Books2009
Five Book ReviewsAuthors, Various2007
Flash BackParker, Margaret2008
‘The Flora Sheffielder’Rotherham, Ian D. & Alton, JanetWildtrack Publishing2002
Follow the Yellow Gorse RoadHopkins, JohnNorthend2006
Footloose in the PeakClowes, PeterChurnet Valley Books2004
Freedom to Roam Peak District GuidesSmith, RolyRambler's Association2005
Ghost Walks in Derbyshire and The Peak DistrictWadd, BarbaraBreedon Books2005
Gift HorseMorten, PollyPneuma Springs Publishing UK2007
Goodbye Old PickGoddard, AnnAuthor2005
Grandma's PuddingStaley, KeithTempus2008
A Great DisserviceCunningham, PatPecsaeton Publishing2009
Hassop: A Chronology of Railway HistoryKnighton, LaurenceMidland Railway Society2004
Hathersage RemembersDawson, Bob and Clendon, Ryland2000
Hathersage in The PeakBuxton, Barbara A.Phillimore2005
Hathersage: Images of the PastAuthors, VariousHistorical Hathersage Millennium Project2000
Haunted Places of DerbyshireArmitage, JillCountryside Books2006
The Hidden Places of the Peak District and DerbyshireGracie, JimTravel Publishing2007
High LightButcher, David (Dave)2005
High Peak DrifterBell, RichardWillow Island Editions2006
The History & Antiquities of EyamWood, WilliamCountry Books2006
A History of CrichDawes, J.G. (Geoff)Landmark2003
A History of DerbyshireTurbutt, GladwynMerton Priory Press2000
A History of King SterndaleCritchlow, Joyce‘Church in the Market Place’ Publications2009
A History of Old WhittingtonBates, TomNew Age Poetry Press2008
A History of the MatlocksNaylor, PeterLandmark2003
Howden and Derwent: The Building of the Upper Dams of the Derwent Valley Water BoardRobinson, BrianNorthend2004
I Remember Clay CrossWombwell, MargaretDerbyshire County Council2008
Ian On The Wild Side (of Sheffield and the Peak District)Rotherham, Ian D.Wildtrack Publishing2009
Images from a Fairfield CameraOwen, David G.2009
Images of England: Matlock and Matlock BathBunting, JulieTempus2002
Images of England: Peak District Mining and QuarryingWillies, Lynn and Parker, HarryTempus1999
In Kinder's MistsCunningham, Pat2007
The Infinite Reaches/Contact PatrolCunningham, PatPecsaeton Publishing2008
It Could be a Little Gold MineAllingham, DavidJohnson Publishing2006
The Jabez Bradwell DiaryBradwell, JabezBradwell Historical Society2004
Joan Waste, Derby's MartyrCunningham, PatPecsaeton Publishing2008
John Joseph Briggs's DiaryHeath, PhilipMelbourne Historical Research Group2005
Joseph Whitworth: ToolmakerKilburn, Terence2002
Kinder Scout : Portrait of a MountainSmith, RolyDerbyshire County Council2002
The Land of the EtherowSharpe, Neville T.Churnet Valley Books2000
Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire: its Mines and MinersRieuwerts, Dr J.H. (Jim)Landmark Collector's Library2000
Lead In The VeinsHucklow, GreatHucklow Publishing2009
Lead Mining in DerbyshireRieuwerts, Dr J.H. (Jim)Landmark Collector's Library2007
Learn to DowseNaylor, PeterWatnay Publishing2003
Living With Ghosts: An InvestigationGater, PaulAnecdotes Publishing2009
Living With WomenGater, PaulAnecdotes Publishing2008
The Long Way HomePipes, LesDerbyshire County Council2001
Longnor SportsFearns, Claude & Hine, Sheila2004
Lost Buildings of the Peak DistrictPorter, LindseyLandmark2007
The Lost Houses of DerbyshireCraven, Maxwell and Stanley, MichaelLandmark Publishing Ltd2003
The Magic Of The Peak District, Part 1 (DVD)Parker, Stephen2009
Memories of Andrew DevonshireDevonshire, DeborahLandmark2007
Memories of CromfordCromford Womens' Institute2001
Michael Barnfather's DerbyshireBarnfather, MichaelHalsgrove2003
Milk, Muck and MemoriesWombwell, MargaretDerbyshire County Council2007
Mines, Quarries and Murders in the Peak DistrictFlindall, RogerPeak District Mines Historical Society2005
Misty's SpringDerbyshire, Drew2000
Monuments and MountainsWeston, GarthAshridge Press/Country Books2007
Moors, Crags and Caves of the High Peak and NeighbourhoodBaker, ErnestHalsgrove2002
More Curiosities of Derbyshire and the Peak DistrictRogers, FrankDerbyshire Countryside Limited2001
More Ghost Walks in DerbyshireWadd, BarbaraBreedon Books2007
Murder and Mystery in The PeakSmith, RolyHalsgrove2004
My Darley and Beyond : The Journey of a LifetimeJackson, Lewis R.Country Books2006
The Mysterious Double SunsetKent, JeffWitan Books2002
Nelson's Flagship at Copenhagen H.M.S. ELEPHANTTushingham, Eric and Mansfield, CliffordNelson Society2001
North Derbyshire Pubs - Past and PresentMcIntosh, JimPynot Publishing2008
Northern Derbyshire : Snapshots in TimeBates, TomNew Age Poetry Press2007
Notes from a Peakland ParishPorter, William SmithCountry Books2001
Notes from a Peakland ParishPorter, William SmithCountry Books2001
O'er Back and on the HillockDoxey, Jack2002
OldcotesKettle, PamelaMerton Priory Press2000
On The EdgeBellis, Kate & Simmons, MichaelRural Media Company2002
Our MiddletonMiddleton Village History Group2001
Past Lives : Case HistoriesGater, DilysAnecdotes Publishing2009
Pauper's GoldDickinson, Margaret2006
The Peak District : A Winter's TaleFalconer, RobertHalsgrove2009
Peak District Illustrated WalksYork, TrevorCountryside Books2005
The Peak District Journal of Natural History and ArchaeologyRotherham, Ian D. & Jones, Melvyn (Mel)Wildtrack Publishing2000
The Peak District Journal of Natural History and ArchaeologyRotherham, Ian D. & Jones, Melvyn (Mel)Wildtrack Publishing2002
Peak District MoodsRawson, JerryHalsgrove2003
The Peak District Pub GuideMcCloy, AndrewJohnson Publishing2003
Peak District Pub WalksSteel, BobCAMRA2008
The Peak District YearSullivan, PaulChurnet Valley Books2006
Peak District and PenninesPreston, RexHalsgrove2003
The Peak District at WarClowes, PeterChurnet Valley Books2002
Peak LightButcher, David (Dave)Dave Butcher Photography2007
Peak Place-NamesMcMeeken, LouisHalsgrove2003
Peak Village Insider's GuideBates, TomChevinside Publications2006
Peak VillagesSmith, RolyHalsgrove2002
A Peakland AbecedaryBunting, JulieNorthend2009
Peakland Air Crashes, The Central AreaCunningham, PatLandmark2006
Peakland Air Crashes, The NorthCunningham, PatLandmark2007
Peakland Air Crashes, The SouthCunningham, PatLandmark2005
Peakland BooksAuthors, Various2004
A Peakland ChronologyBunting, Julie1999
Peakland PickingsSharpe, Neville T.Churnet Valley Books2000
Peakland Roads & TrackwaysDodd, A.E. & E.M.Landmark Collector's Library2000
Peat and Peat CuttingRotherham, Ian D.Shire Publications2009
Peatland Ecology and Archaeology:Rotherham, Ian D.Wildtrack Publishing2000
Picture the Past WebsiteDerbyshire & Nottinghamshire Libraries2005
Picture the Past Website (2)Bettridge, NeilBreedon Books2008
Picture the Past Website (3)Bettridge, NeilBreedon Books2008
Protecting The Beautiful FrameJones, Melvyn (Mel)Hallamshire Press2001
Put Thy Boots OnAuthors, VariousElton Jubilee Field Improvement Project2008
Randini - The man who helped HoudiniBeedham, Annyoubooks2009
Rocks and Scenery of the Peak DistrictFord, Trevor D.Landmark Publishing Ltd2002
Ron's Story, Memories of Old TaddingtonBeswick, Ron2002
Rowsley MiscellanyWaite, GlynnPynot Publishing2006
Rowsley Railway Miscellany - 2Waite, GlynnPynot Publishing2008
Rowsley: A Rural Railway CentreWaite, Glynn & Knighton, LaurenceMidland Railway Society2004
Running Through the Hills of SilenceWilliam, GeoffDIAL 174 Magazine2005
Sanderson's Map 1835Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Libraries2002
Seasons To TasteFine, DavidFarming Life Centre2008
Senior Citizens' Good Food Guide to DerbyshireEdgar, Jen & Richardson, DickAshridge Press2006
A Sense of Place: Derbyshire in FictionGordon, RuthDerbyshire County Council2000
The Seven Canals of DerbyshireGarner, EdwardLandmark Collector's Library2004
The Shakespeare InventionZenner, PeterCountry Books2002
Sheffield's Woodland HeritageJones, Melvyn (Mel)Wildtrack Publishing2003
A Short History Of ChelmortonGould, DavidAuthor2008
Sold A PupCunningham, PatPecsaeton Publishing2008
The South West Peak : History of the LandscapeWood, EricLandmark2007
The Spirit of Ashbourne: 2Porter, LindseyLandmark Publishing Ltd2002
The Spirit of North Road School FairfieldOwen, David G.2006
The Spirit of TideswellHill, Tony & Black, PaulLandmark Publishing Ltd2001
The Spirit of YoulgreaveArdley, Bridget & Bartlett, MaryLandmark2003
Stags and SerpentsPearson, JohnCountry Books2002
A Suitable CaseHickman, LizMoorside Writers2009
Supernatural Peak DistrictClarke, DavidRobert Hale2001
Supernatural Peak District (paperback)Clarke, DavidRobert Hale2001
A Surprising LegacySwain, ErnestAuthor2008
Tales from LitterdaleMorrison, JohnHalsgrove2002
Tales of The PeakBowman, FredaNorthend2006
Tansley RememberedTaylor, KeithAshridge Press/Country Books2005
The Tap Dressers, A CelebrationWilson, NormanCountry Books2000
Then and Now and Odds and Ends of ChelmortonGould, DavidAuthor2008
Though the Treason PleasesCunningham, PatPecsaeton Publishing2009
Three ReviewsAuthors, Various2005
Tideswell TracksHeaf, Eric1999
Tideswell TradersHill, TonyAshridge Press/Country Books2008
Titles for Summer ReadingAuthors, Various2005
Town without PityHale, DonCentury; Random House2002
"True Brit": The Adventures of Peter Fidler of BolsoverJackson, GordonCountry Books2001
Under Grin Low: A Burbage HistoryOwen, David G.2007
Under the Heavy CloudsHoskyns, EdwynMerton Priory Press2005
A Victorian Farmer's DiaryHodkin, WilliamDerbyshire County Council2003
Vivaldi and the Peak District VideoRobertsons of Bakewell2003
Walking Weekends - Peak DistrictReid, MarkInnWay Publications2006
Water SupplyNaylor, PeterShire Publications2005
Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Derbyshire FolkBates, TomNew Age Poetry Press2007
Well DressingNaylor, Peter and Porter, LindseyLandmark Publishing Ltd2002
What The Papers Said ...Flindall, RogerPeak District Mines Historical Society2000
Wild PeakHamblin, MarkHalsgrove2003
Winster Village MapWinster Village Map Group2003
Winster, A Peak District Village RemembersWinster Local History Group2000
The Wirksworth SagaPriestley, FrankPipers' Ash2003
Wirksworth in Old Picture PostcardsHolmes, TonyEuropean Library2000
Wirksworth: A Town of Stone and Steam (DVD)Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association2006
Within Sight of the GibbitMorgan, IanBreedon Books2009
Wonders of Spiritual EnfoldmentButler, JohnShepheard-Walwyn2008
Words of a Derbyshire PoetHolland, F. PhilipFive-Bar-Gate Publishing2009
Wormhill - The History of a High Peak VillageDrewry, ChristopherAshridge Press/Country Books2007
Youlgreave RemembersWilson, Norman2005
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