by Maude Barker, edited by Helen Allinson
This is an unusual and charming book; a first-hand account of growing up in Edwardian London.
In 1962, when she was 70, Maude Barker wrote down memories of her early life for her grandchildren:
- The daily life of a comfortable working-class family in Brixton and Peckham is brought to life
- Visits to the Crystal Palace and the seaside are described with relish
- The effect of the First World War on the lives of ordinary Londoners is shown
- The growing independence of women is reflected in Maude’s experiences of working as a typist in the City.
All enhanced by the sketches Maude made.
135 pages, incl. illustrations & drawings , paperback.
ISBN 978 0 904373 11 0