The book isn't about A5 size, with a glossy cover and softback, is it?
The author's name doesn't happen to be Kenneth Hodkinson?
I have a number of local historian Mr Hodkinson's books, which are a pictorial record of bygone days. He has had quite a number of these very interesting books published. Sorry, I do not know how many books. But, the ones I have are all of local areas, such as 'Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods. Additionally, when I bought mine, copies were available in local post offices.
Just thought this may help.