Posted in September 2012

‘Company Parade’ by Storm Jameson (1934)

Review by Jane V: Set in London immediately after WW1, the novel, the first of a trilogy, centres on Hervey, the only girl in a group of pre-war graduates who are trying to regroup after the war.  (Hence the title.)  Returned from the front, the men are disillusioned and isolated.   Society has changed and it … Continue reading

Memories of Sheffield Libraries

Places at our next community event are booking up fast! As part of Sheffield’s festival of words, Off the Shelf, we will be at Ecclesall Library on the 19th October at 2pm. Community historian Mary Grover will present memories of reading 1945-65, gathered in the oral history project ‘Reading Sheffield’. I’ll be bringing along books … Continue reading

‘Jane’s Parlour’ by O. Douglas (1937)

Review by Helen C: This is a domestic tale of country gentlefolk, between the Wars, and their families, friends and acquaintances, mostly in their beloved Scottish Borders, but occasionally in London.  Jane’s Parlour is the cosy sanctum whither Katharyn, wife, mother of 5 and writer, retreats for peace and re-invigoration;  though mentioned sparingly, it serves … Continue reading