The Baker's Daughter

by Phyllis Bowen

Phyllis Bowen's recollections, written shortly before her death, provide a fascinating picture of the world of the long-departed Valleys upper middle class, of both World Wars, of Dylan Thomas at home at Laugharne, and of lecture tours to Scandinavia in the 1950s.

The Banker's Daughter

by Caroline Thonger

An impossible love-triangle set in Germany, from just before the First World War to the Third Reich. Eva Steinthal was born in the 1890s, the daughter of one of Berlin's richest Jews. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood but her world was changed by the Great War and its aftermath. With Hitler in power, Eva’s family are scattered and she escapes the Holocaust only to end up in Peru. Unable to speak Spanish and cut off from her former life, how will she survive, alone and friendless, in an alien land?

Bob the Other Builder

by Pamela Linham and Simon Siddall

Faced with losing a son to cancer, property developer Bob Woodward resolved to make a difference and founded CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood), a successful children's charity which has received global recognition from figures as diverse as Mikhail Gorbachev and the Duchess of Kent.

The Daily Telegraph Diary of a Farming Wife

by Sally Leaney

A daily diary chronicling the life of one farming family during the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001, which captured the sympathy of millions of readers when first published in The Daily Telegraph.

The Face on the Kitchen Cupboard

by Myriam Audren with Helen Goosse

As a clairvoyant and exorcist with an international clientele. Myriam Audren has had to unravel many secrets and acquire many skills to get to where she is today—and her book tells all - the successes and failures, the unusual situations she's been in and the remarkable people she has met.

Dunkirk: A Personal Memoir

by Ralph Wild

Authentic memoirs of one of the greatest events of WWII. A thoughtful text that does not seek to glorify war yet emphasises the achievement of the BEF in impossible circumstances. It will be read with pleasure by anyone who remembers the events of 1939–40 and those for whom WWII is an epic tale that will never lose its fascination.

John Ruskin and the Lakeland Arts Revival

by Sarah E. Haslam

This study rescues some important figures from obscurity and sets the revival of handicrafts in the context of a period in which Collingwood, Voysey, Mawson and Beatrix Potter were active. With 50 black and white plates, this book will interest Ruskin devotees as well as all those who care about Lake District heritage.

Mr Mercury: the life of Edward Baines 1774-1848

by David Thornton

A major new work on the life and times of a great Yorkshire newspaper editor

Our Medieval Heritage

by Linda Rasmussen et al

A wide-ranging collection of essays on numerous aspects of medieval political, social and cultural history compiled by colleagues and friends of professor John Tillotson, who has taught at the Australian National University, Canberra, since 1969.

Under the Heavy Clouds

edited by Michael Austin

Between 1911-1915 Edwyn Hoskyns, bishop of Southwell, carried out a grand tour of his diocese, including Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. His reports, reproduced here, reveal his views on topical issues such as coal strikes, rural depopulation and threats to Sunday observance. A fascinating glimpse of life in the two counties in the years before the Great War.

Yesterday's Child

by Pat Watson

Set in 1930s Coventry, this is a novel of working-class childhood with a hypochondriac mother and bullying father, with stories about a midnight flit, a country house children's party, a seedy second-hand shop with an arsonist parrot, Coronation celebrations, a wealthy recluse in a decaying mansion, a deaf piano teacher who sees angels and a seaside holiday with a drag queen...


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