Book Review by George S: One Pair of Feet is Monica Dickens’ 1942 fictionalised memoir of her time as a hospital nurse during the early years of the second world war. Its title marks it as a successor to her earlier book, One Pair of Hands, which had recorded her experiences when, breaking free of … Continue reading
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Joy and Josephine (1948) by Monica Dickens
Book review by Sylvia D: What a shock it must be suddenly to discover in your teens that the people you thought were your parents are only your adoptive parents. And what a much greater shock it must be to discover that no-one actually knows who you are. You must be overwhelmed by a sense … Continue reading
Event on Famous British Authors of 1937 Wills Cigarette Cards Series
Four Bestsellers Lost and Found images On the afternoon of Saturday 18th November 2017, we will be holding an event at Sheffield Hallam University to explore why some books and their authors are remembered and why some are forgotten by looking at some of the writers featured in this 1937 set of attractive cigarette cards. … Continue reading
The Rector’s Daughter (1924) by F. M. Mayor
Book review by George S: The first sentence of this book sets an unromantic tone: Dedmayne is an insignificant village in the Eastern counties.