AMOS, Katie.  The History of Yeomanry House.  £2, available from Reading Central Library.  [May, 2018]

AMOS, Katie.  Curtain Up – the Story of the Arts in Reading.  £2, available from Reading Central Library.  [February 2018]

Berkshire Old and New, 2018.  [The journal of the Berkshire Local History Association.  Contains an article by Gordon Cox on the Berkshire Musical Festivals, which were held in Reading, 1806-1846]  £3, available from David Cliffe at meetings.  [October 2018]

BRAY, R. S.  Reading’s Forgotten Children: the Start of Schooling in the Town.  Published by the author, 2003, £5.99.  Available from Reading Museum. [October 2018]

CLIFFE, David.  Picture Palace to Penny Plunge: Reading’s Cinemas.  Two Rivers Press, for the History of Reading Society, £12.  Available from the author at meetings of the society, or from Waterstone’s, and W. H. Smith’s. [September 2017]

COOPER, Mike and AMOS, Katie.  Coley and Coley Park: an Historical Introduction.  £3, available from Reading Central Library.  [May 2018]

COX, David.  A Brief History of Shinfield and St. Mary’s.  50p from St. Mary’s Church. Shinfield.  [December 2017]

DARBYSHIRE, Chris.  Hugh Cook Faringdon, Last Abbot of Reading.  Scallop Shell Press, £19.50.  May be ordered via  [October 2018]

DURRANT, Peter, and PAINTER, John.  Reading Abbey and the Abbey Quarter.  Two Rivers Press, 2018, £9.99.  [October 2018]

FIELD, Marion.  Reading: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England.  Amberley Publishing, 2018, £14.99.  Available at Reading Museum.

HAQ, Vera.  A Reading Girl in Hindostan.  Published in Lahore.  The author’s maiden name was Vera Lillian Doreen Deal.  Reference copy in the local studies collection, Reading Central Library. [October 2017]

HYLTON, Stuart.  Reading in 50 Buildings.  Amberley Publishing, £14.99.  Available from Waterstone’s, Reading.  [October 2017]

KEMP, Brian (editor).  Reading Abbey Records: a New Miscellany.  Berkshire Record Society, 2018, £12.50.  Available from the Berkshire Record Office.  [October 2018]

LACEY, Paul.  Smith’s Coaches of Reading, 1922-1979.  Venture Publications, £30.  [February 2018]

MACKAY, Duncan.  Whispers of Better Things: Green Belts to National Trust.  Two Rivers Press, £12.00.  (the Hill family, including Arthur Hill, and Reading benefactor, and Octavia, founder of the National Trust)  Available from Waterstone’s, Reading.  [December 2017]

SUMMERS, Malcolm.  History of Greyfriars Church.  Downs Way Publishing, £10.  Available from Waterstone’s, or the Greyfriars Centre.  [May 2018]

WOOD, Dennis.  Views from the Hill: The Story of Whitley.  Scallop Shell Press, £18.  May be ordered via  [November 2017]



Reading Book of Days by History of Reading Society (The History Press, 2013)

The Tilehurst We Remember – Personal Reminiscences (The History of Tilehurst Group, 1997)

More of the Tilehurst We Remember (The History of Tilehurst Group, 1999)

Reading A Biography by Alan Wykes (Macmillan, 1970)

Down Memory Lane Reading Between the Wars by Roger Searing (Countryside Books, 1985)

Royal Reading’s Colourful Past by Leslie North (Cresselles, 1979)

The Story of the Town of Reading by W M Childs (1905)

Bricks and Mortals – stories of Reading buildings (Corridor Press, 1994)

The Growth of Reading edited by Malcolm Petyt (Alan Sutton, 1993)

This Is Our School – Reading British School 1811-2011 by Daphne Barnes-Phillips (Corridor Press, 2011)

The Story of Reading by Daphne Phillips (Countryside Books, 1980)

The History and Antiquities of The Town and Borough of Reading in Berkshire by John Doran (Samuel Reader, 1835)

Reminiscences of Reading [by An Octogenarian [WS Darter] 1889] edited by Daphne Phillips (Countryside Books, 1985)

The Top of Whitley by Daphne Barnes-Phillips (Corridor Press, 2002)

The Top of Whitley Revisited by Daphne Barnes-Phillips (Corridor Press, 2013)

The Town of Reading During the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century by W M Childs (University College Reading, 1910)

Jacksons The Story of Readings Oldest Family Owned Department Store by Thomas Macey (Author published, 2009)

Malvern House School Addington Road Reading Berkshire Memories and Additional Research by Agnes Brooks (Author published, 2013)

The Stranger in Reading by John Man, edited b y Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2005)

Sutton Seeds A History 1806-2006 by Earley Local History Group  (2006)

Tylehurst Described an historical account by Terry Babbage (Reading Libraries, 1976)

Historical Notices of Caversham by Morgan Thomas Pearman (Oxforshire Archaeological Society, 1894)

Reading Our Town by Harold Hill ( Breedon Books, 2001)

Images of Reading and Surrounding Villages by Harold Hill (Breedon Books, 1995)

Life in Old Caversham by Mary Kift (Author published, 2004)

Memories of Reading (True North Books, 2001)

More Memories of Reading (True North Books, 1999)

Emmer Green Past and Present by Emmer Green Residents Association (EGRA, 2001)

Reading Past and present by Stuart Hylton (Sutton Publishing , 2004)

BBC Monitoring by BBC Monitoring (BBC Monitoring, 2003)

Caversham Court Gardens A Heritage Guide by Friends of Caversham Court Gardens (Two Rivers Press, 2012)

Broad Street Chapel and the Origins of Dissent in Reading edited by Geoff Sawers (Two Rivers Press, 2006)

Down by the River: The Thames and Kennet in Reading by Gillian Clark (Two Rivers Press, 2009)

Abattoirs Road to Zinzan Street: Reading’s Streets and their Names by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2000)

Reading by Peter Southerton (Nonsuch, 1992)

London Street Described A Reading Historical Record 1800-1900 by London Street Research Group (Privately published, 2007)

Redding 1540-1640 (1980)

Reading in Old Photographs by P G Southerton (Alan Sutton, 1988)

Reading Pubs by John Dearing (The History Press, 2009)

Hands of Friendship: The Story of Reading’s Twinning Links (Corridor Press, 2003)

The Parish of S. Giles-in-Reading by Leslie Harman (St Giles Parochial Church Council, 1946)

The South Street Labour Exchange (Two Rivers Press, 2011)

History and Antiquities of Reading by C Coates  (1802)

History of Greyfriars Church, Reading by Malcolm Summers (Downs Way Publishing, 2013)

All Change at Reading: The Railway and the Station 1840-2013 by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2013)

Believing in Reading: Our Places of Worship by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2012)

The Holy Brook or The Granators Tale: Map and Guide by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2003)

A Mark of Affection: The Soane Obelisk in Reading by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2007)

Newtown: A Photographic Journey in Reading by Terry Allsop (Two Rivers Press, 2012)

Bikes, Balls and Biscuitmen: Our Sporting Life by Tim Crooks and Reading Museum (Two Rivers Press, 2012)

The Reading Quiz Book by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2011)

Reading: A Horse-Racing Town by Nigel Sutcliffe (Two Rivers Press, 1994)

A Much Maligned Town: Opinions of Reading by Adam Sowan (Two Rivers Press, 2008)

Roots and Branches: Battle and Caversham Libraries  by David Cliffe (Two Rivers Press, 2007)

The Ancient Boundary of Reading [map] by Geoff Sawers and Adam Stout (Two Rivers Press, 1996)

The Church That Would Not Die by John Dearing (Baron Birch, 1993)