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4.0 out of 5 stars Historic series continues, 9 Nov 2010
T. Bently "tbently" (Berkshire, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Berkshire: Buildings of England Series (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England) (Hardcover)
This chunky but portable book continues to keep the Pevsner series alive. It's immensely detailed for such a small format book, with a section of colour plates and black-and-white maps and illustrations to help things along.

There seems to be an over-emphasis here on Windsor, remarkable though it is, and I spotted one or two mistakes and omissions within a few minutes of opening it. Reading's Maiwand Lion isn't in Forbury Square, for instance, and the handy glossary at the end explains what a vault is but not a vestry. Presumably someone who's studied architecture or local history would spot even more.

It's also sad that this has had to be funded by Yale University Press rather than an English institution but overall Pevsner is, as ever, a national literary treasure.
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