*This project was a collaboration between Countryside Books and David Peacock*

“Writing a book on the forgotten Roman cemetery at Newbury in Berkshire was my intention for years, but my focus was always on the detail. The book had to stand up to scrutiny from archaeologists, which – in spite of dozens of photographs – meant that it needed many footnotes and its appeal would be limited. I wanted to focus on the text, which was complicated enough. I wanted someone else to take care of the presentation; but take care of it in a way which would hand the relevant decisions back to me, while keeping me away from many of the technicalities. And that is what Countryside Books did. I am not claiming that my book will appeal to everyone. But they helped to make sure that this is the book that I wanted it to be; and it puts the significant Roman cemetery at Newbury back onto the archaeological map. Thank you, Nicholas and Alex, at Local Heritage/Countryside Books.

September 2018

David Peacock, author of ‘Newbury Roman Cemetary’

“The team at Local Heritage/Countryside Books have been so easy to work with, that it has been a pleasure, combined with the enthusiasm of the WI members who submitted some well researched texts. The new Hampshire Village Book is proving to be very popular.”

October 2018

Sue Atrill, Project Co-ordinator of the Hampshire Village Book

“A pleasure to work with. Nothing was too much trouble and the Village Book project soon developed into a friendly partnership, ably steered by Alex with professionalism and attention to detail.”

October 2018

Jane Dover, Project Co-ordinator of ‘The Cornwall Village Book’

“I am very pleased with the outcome. The book looks very elegant in a restrained way that really suits its purpose. The photographs have reproduced very well, both in colour and black and white. Thank you so much for your guidance and enthusiasm.”

October 2018

Peter Seward, author of ‘The Men of the Cold Ash Memorials’

“Your skill, ideas, presentation and professionalism in turning my draft into a very presentable book have been outstanding and greatly appreciated. It has been very well received. My¬† thanks to all at Local Heritage Books.”

April 2018

Allan Brown, author of ‘A Memoir on Reaching 90’