Somerset Books

A selection of books relating to Somerset.



Bruton, In and Around Through Time

£16.85

Bruton, In and Around Through Time

(Andrew Pickering & Mandy Eldred-Tyler)  Bruton is one of Somerset’s hidden gems.  This book focuses on the town’s rich architectural heritage of schools, businesses and homes, and the tale of change and continuity they tell.  Over 180 pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made betwe... [more info]

Yeovil in the Great War

£14.95

Yeovil in the Great War

(Jack Sweet)  The author takes a personal look back on the town from August 1914 to the armistice of November 1918.  Scarcely a Yeovil family remained untouched by the Great War; over 200 men would lose their lives, and several hundred more would be wounded.  95 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £12.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil Then & Now

£13.95

Yeovil Then & Now

(Robin Ansell & Jack Sweet)  Yeovil’s changing face is expertly documented in this fascinating collection of over 75 paired photographs.  96 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £11.99... [more info]

Yeovil, Around

£13.95

Yeovil, Around

(Robin Ansell & Marion Barnes)  Includes about 200 old photographs relevant to the area.  An Images of England title.128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £11.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil's Years

£14.95

Yeovil's Years

(Jack Sweet)  Some of the articles written by the author, for the Yeovil Times and then the Western Gazette, which dealt with many aspects of Yeovil’s history, from two drownings in the River Yeo in 1844 to a Youth Club show at the old Summerleaze Park School in 1952.  128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £12.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil - The Hidden History

£19.95

Yeovil - The Hidden History

(Brian & Moira Gittos)  The story of archaeology in Yeovil is brought up to date, spanning pre-history to the 20th Century.  Includes many photographs.  160 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £17.99 ... [more info]

Chard and its Villages Through Time

£16.95

Chard and its Villages Through Time

(Frank Huddy & Jeff Farley)  A fascinating selection of over 170 photographs traces some of the many ways in which the area around Chard has changed over the last century.  The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one.  96 pages.&nb... [more info]

Cheddar Through Time

£16.95

Cheddar Through Time

(Andrew Pickering & Nicola Foster)  A fascinating selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Cheddar has changed over the last century.  The pictures are arranged in a 'then and now' fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today's colour photograph and the old one.  96 pages.  Sof... [more info]

Portishead & Around Through Time

£16.95

Portishead & Around Through Time

(Will Musgrave)  A selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Portishead and two local villages, Pill and Long Ashton,  have changed over the last century.  The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one. ... [more info]

Somerset at War Through Time

£16.95

Somerset at War Through Time

(Henry Buckton)  Somerset’s contribution to the Second World War was extremely varied.  This book includes pictures of coastal defences at places like Brean Down and Merryfield, Glastonbury’s preparation for occupation, naval fighter pilot training at Yeovilton and much more.  The same places are also pictured today.  128 pages.... [more info]

Taunton Through Time

£16.95

Taunton Through Time

(Simon Haines)  A selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Taunton has changed over the last century.  The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one.  96 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter pri... [more info]

Wells Through Time

£16.95

Wells Through Time

(Stephen Tudsbery-Turner)  At first sight Wells has changed little over the last 150 years, especially around the cathedral and market place, but in the south east it is a different story.  Over 180 pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one.&... [more info]

Wells, A Small City

£19.95

Wells, A Small City

(Tony Scrase)  Traces the varying fortunes of Wells and its relationship to the cathedral, chronicling the large change in fortune from the late medieval textile centre to the quiet 18th century place run by the Tudway family.  Developments in the 19th and 20th centuries are included.  160 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-cou... [more info]

Wells, A Pictorial History

£11.00

Wells, A Pictorial History

(Tony Scrase)  A perceptive vision of this smallest of cities as seen through over 170 photographs.  (Special price)  118 pages.  Hard back.  Over-the-counter price £8.50 ... [more info]

More Shocking & Surprising Somerset Stories

£9.60

More Shocking & Surprising Somerset Stories

(Jack Sweet)  The second volume from this popular local writer of true, tragic and sensational events; people and locations over 300 years.  128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.95... [more info]

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