New history of Gray & Davison by Nicholas Thistlethwaite

I have just read this new book about the Gray family’s organs and the Victorian firm of Gray & Davison that effectively took over from them after 1851.  The central character in the book is Frederick Davison, partly because we now know so much more about him.  For a general reader (including me) the evocation of the times in which the firm flourished is most attractive, and Nicholas writers so well that one forgets what a large book it is and how much source material has been handled.  It is published by the academic publish Boydell and Brewer

Not cheap, but for organ historians it will be a classic.