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Could be better
on 19 November 2009
This series is simply the only set of books that you need for exploring Britain's canals.
The information is most appropriate, very detailed, and much better than rival publications.
My only criticism is that some canals are described in sections going from East to West. This means that, for example, if you are looking at pages 14 and 15, and you want to see where the canal goes to after page 15, then you turn to pages 12 and 13!
I've got various books in this series, and I think they are the best available.
But I get fed up with them. As per my original comment, would you buy a road map book where the pages didn't flow simply from West to East?
And have you ever seen a road map book which didn't have an overview of all the pages at the front - so that you could immediately go to your page of interest? I don't think I've ever seen one.
And would you buy a road map book which doesn't even have any kind of contents page at the front?
All of the books in this series suffer from these failings. The ones post-2009 do, at least, have a list of the canals that the book covers. But you should expect that every time you pick up the book, you will need to flick from front to back a couple of times before you can identify your required page.
The Ordnance Survey maps look very useful at first, but gradually you find their shortcomings.
So not brilliant, but still the best that I can find on the subject.