The book received full coverage in both the local newspapers, the Hornsey Journal and the Hamstead and Highgate Gazette. It was, however, suspiciously ignored by the national press and broadcast media, with many suspecting an elaborate cover-up.    
         
    THE HORNSEY JOURNAL    
 
  "Crouch End has spawned many historical books, but none quite like Brian Price and Roger Hayman's latest offering."  
     
  "The book tells how the quake destroyed the Muswell Hills tin and copper mines, ..............and gutted the pickling factory."  
 
 
 
       
THE 'HAM AND HIGH'
 
  'The ugly food riots that scarred the area ... are described in detail in a new book that claims to tell the true history of the locale.'  
     
  'The tome was researched over a considerable number of pints in The Queens pub in Tottenham Lane'  
THE HORNSEY HORNET
 
  'Available from Prospero's bookshop for two chickens and a goat.........'  
     
  'But I do feel that the Authors have been pressurised by the authorities to limit their material.......'