To Our Brothers
Memorials to a Lost Generation in British Schools
In the years after the First World War, Britain’s public schools, in common with thousands of communities across the country, erected memorials honouring their war dead. Ranging from wooden crosses returned from makeshift graves near the battlefields to new buildings, and including panels listing the dead, stained glass windows, statues and books of remembrance, the memorials in 49 schools are surveyed in this handsome, illustrated volume, with details of each school’s way of remembering its fallen old boys and masters.
From Pre-Raphaelites to Punk
Beginning with the 19th century, this anecdotal history explores the less conventional aspects of London society. Recalling incidents in the lives of some of the city’s most Bohemian inhabitants, including Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, the Bloomsburyites and Dylan Thomas, it reveals their eccentricities and discusses the places they frequented: the Café Royal, the Colony Room and the Gargoyle Club.
The True Story of Life Behind the Counter
In the 1960s over a million women worked in shops, nearly a fifth of the female workforce. The number had grown steadily from the early 19th century as industrialization had drawn people to the cities and created a demand for, and supply of, consumer goods. Originally published to accompany the BBC TV series, this book explores the life of the shopgirl from the strict propriety of Victorian department stores to the boutiques of the 1960s.