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on 25 November 2013
If you have any interest in Alton towers and its history this is the book for you,an indepth look at every part of the park with no stone unturned a fascinating read.
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on 29 May 2015
A really interesting account of the development of the site as a theme park. The book starts with a brief history of the site and the house's decline (covered in greater detail in another book "Alton Towers: Past and Present") and comprehensively examines the history of the rides, changes in management, projects that never came to fruition, the companies' involvement in other theme park sites, tensions with local residents and future plans (based on a publically available Merlin document reviewing the future, phase 1 of which is now history).
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on 30 November 2013
Great read and offered a great in site to the park, even my son wants to read it now I have!!! Well done Nick on an excellent book, many thanks.
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on 8 January 2016
A very interesting book to read from start to finish. Definitely worth the read for any Alton Towers fan or theme park enthusiast, as it gives an immensely detailed history about the Towers and it's transition from a stately home to the bustling theme park that we know it as today.
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on 23 November 2013
An interesting read for Theme Park, Alton Towers and history fans. It became a little repetitive half way through but was interesting none the less. Some useful Hidden Hints to look out for when you're next visiting Alton Towers.
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on 21 February 2014
This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the full story of the development of Alton Towers. I have collected many items related to Alton Towers over the years, but this is the most comprehensive of them all.
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on 10 July 2015
Very comprehensive look at Alton Towers. Well written with lots of interesting and entertaining information about the park and it's rides.
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on 28 October 2013
Being one of the UK's best love theme parks, Alton Towers is a place that many in the UK know about and visit every year. What often isn't known however, is the history behind it. From it's days as a stately home, through to a mecca for thrill seekers, there's a story to be told which some people would say is even more intriguing than some of the attractions that grace the park today.

If you've ever wondered how the park came to be what it is today, what it could have been in the past, or even what could be coming in future - this book manages to tell it all. There's clearly a wealth of information out there that Nick has managed to compile to take the reader on a journey from the park's beginnings through to the present day.

Well researched, detailed but yet simple to read, it's clear Nick has gone to huge efforts to cover the park's history over the years. Even those with just a fleeting interest in the theme park industry or even in British history should find this a very enjoyable read.
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on 14 January 2014
really interesting book, easy to read, couldn't put it down! made me want to go back to Alton Towers. Buy it
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on 4 January 2016
Could read this book over and over and over again !!! Great book for any alton towers fan !!
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