A fascinating and detailed account of a truly remarkable engineer, inventor and clockmaker from Derby
Maxwell Craven was born in London in 1945, educated in the West Country and first came to Derby in 1966. Following five years in London from 1968, he returned to Derby and in 1982 after seven years at Derby Museum was appointed Keeper of Antiquities, a post he still holds. For over twenty years, he has lectured on Derby and Derbyshire topics and has produced more than fifteen books including The Illustrated History of Derby (1988), A Derbyshire Armoury (1991) and, with his friend and former colleague Michael Stanley, The Derbyshire Country House (1981, 1984, 1991). Craven and his wife Carole live in central Derby in a dwelling which they share with their daughter Cornelia and rather a lot of books.