From time to time I make a genuine effort to broaden my reading. I even try Fiction. This rarely works out for me - I sit there muttering "I can write better than!" and "Totally not credible" and usually abandon these attempts with a half-guilty rage on triteness.
The chapter introductions by Peter Haining are well written, crafted to whet the appetite for the pieces that follow and are informative.
I am afraid his was the only authorship I enjoyed.