Many and various are the books we’ve had to review here at Echo Towers.
But sometimes even we’re not sure what to make of stuff like the following...
1. Letters To Hitler
Missives from the (mainly) deluded to the Dictator’s Dictator. He never read any of them.
2. A Short History of Wimborne Branch, Club and Woman’s Section of the Royal British Legion
At 184 pages, it isn’t that short. But their list of trophies and awards for members runs to an astonishing 25.
3. Paris Made Me
Autobiography of journalist born in Windsor who moved to London and thence to France. Still trying to work out the local angle on this one..
4. That’s Reet Boy
Ludicrous tales of Dorset village life in the 1930s. About a man called Harry Cocque. Worth it for the front cover picture alone.
5. Ellen’s Bournemouth Years
The story of forgotten writer Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler. She came from Wolverhampton.
6. Cold War Bunkers
Total phwoar-zone for those with the hots for flooded corridors, pre-formed concrete and rusting old pipes.
7. Tracing Your Tank Ancestors
Awkwardly-titled book of unexpected usefulness for those who want to trace their tank-regiment etc etc
8. Treacle Mines, Tragedies and Triumph
The Building of the Bournemouth Direct Line 1883-1888 – Surprisingly fascinating history of how the iron road came to Bournemouth
9. Urban Trees
About trees. Which are urban.
10. The Third Testicle
Not a tale of hideous malformation but, rather; ‘A roller-coaster ride, a travelogue with a difference.’ According to the author.