Rob Orland 14th September 2008
As with all David McGrory's books, "Foul Deeds" doesn't simply string together a series of unrelated stories about Coventry's dark past. In this book he interweaves elements of our history into each story, so the reader ends up with a fuller understanding of Coventry life. As an example, in the first chapter he describes events connected to the little known Coventry Castle, and also violent activities between the monks and the Bishop. Entertaining and educational!
Rob Orland 22nd August 2008
This particular book scores highly on two different levels. Firstly, for people who wish to gain a brief but widespread understanding of Coventry's history, it provides an excellent overview of virtually every aspect of our heritage - important buildings, events and people who shaped our city over the last thousand years. Secondly, for those who already have a reasonable understanding of Coventry's past, this book serves not only to weld together their knowledge like an A to Z revision book, but the author also throws in many lesser known facts, rarely, or even never, found in any other history of Coventry.