TheHistoryOfAltonTowers[Book: 1986 – 14x21cm – 40 Pages – Full colour]. A booklet / guide telling the story of Alton Towers (Staffordshire, England), the former home of the earls of Shrewsbury and Britain’s only world-rated leisure park. See views of the earls’ estate and the Maison Talbot. See the towers, gardens, and the waterfall in the Rock Garden, the Swiss Cottage and the Pagoda Fountain. Chapter Points: The Early History of the Alton Towers Site (from the 8th Century A.D.) A New Earl and a New Name – 1827 to the Present Day. (Don’t be disappointed; this book is not about the Alton Towers theme park). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.