by Susan Gardiner. Amberley Publishing, 2015, 96 pages. £14.99
The latest in a line of compendium books of Ipswich curiosities, Secret Ipswich joins a growing series of Amberley Secret titles of towns such as Barnstaple and Wakefield, most with a blue plaque-style cover. There will always be a place for such attractively illustrated collections and there will always be a demand for them. The internet has, by means of many different platforms and sharing methods, ensured that many of the features here aren't really ‘secret' any more, but given the depth of Ipswich history there will be readers who are surprised by the historical and arcane details which the book covers. Available from the Tourist Information Centre and bookshops.
*The author, Susan Gardiner, has also written the history of Ipswich Town Football Club.