E.R. Chamberlin’s “Guildford: A Biography” is still one of the most comprehensive surveys of the town and is a classic book on Guildford. His personal insights and views are also interesting as an observer of the town over a long period. He published his “Guildford: A Biography” in 1970 and updated it in 1980 with a new chapter. He also drew heavily on the “Biography” for another on the town published in 2011 thus providing a personal view of the town’s evolution from the 1960s to the early 21st century.