Sunday, October 16, 2011
Fragments From The Forks
According to the author this book is the result of 30 years of patiently accumulating data on London's history. For over 500 pages -in chronological order- it lists events, people, and well -fragments- of London's history. I would not necessarilly refer to this book as a history but more of a reference book. The index is very well done, and this as much as anything makes this book a useful reference tool.
At the back of the book Daniel Brock has included tables of demographic and area stastics, listings of public officials, and a price index calculator.
In my own area of interest which is the military history of the region quite a bit has been missed; however, that in no way takes away from the usefulness of the volume.
The book is published by the Aylmer Express Ltd. and is available for $40 for the softcover and $50 for the hard cover edition.