A history of the Ordnance Survey and the men behind the maps. Sounds dry? It’s fascinating.
We start with unruly Jacobite Scotland, head south to the Enlightenment lowlands, journey around Kent, connect up with France, stretch up to Shetland, collect place name data in Ireland and – eventually – five lifetimes in – publish the last sheet of the first full map of the British Isles.
Publisher page: Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey – Rachel Hewitt