English Ceramics: 250 years of collecting at Rode, by Julie McKeown; 144 pages including index. Part ceramic and part family history of the Bootle and Wilbraham families, it details Mary Bootle's correspondence with the English porcelain factories, illustrating the fine Rode Hall collection, and includes a sub-chapter on her father, Captain Robert Bootle of the Hon. East India Company and the Bootle Chinese armorial services. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour. Hard back with dust jacket.