Anyone with the name Wood should hurry to either Adams in Rye, or Rye Old Books in Lion Street – to learn all about the Wood family of Kent, writes bookshop owner Aoife Coleman. Charles Wood, a local author has traced the Kentish family back to the 16th century. His research is meticulous and has received excellent reviews. The 172 page tome includes five maps, early surveys, 29 illustrations, extensive footnotes and a bibliography. Wood, A Family of Kent is essential reading for every family with the name Wood. There is a limited print run so make haste to the shops.