Wednesday, 7 April 2010

New Wednesday Paperbacks

The Riddles of Wipers, John Ivelaw-Chapman (Pen & Sword)

An appreciation of The Wipers Times, the Private Eye of the Ypres Salient during the First World War, which was written by soldiers who fought in the trenches, was edited by a battalion commander in the Sherwood Foresters, and was distributed by ration-wagon and ammunition-mule.

England’s Schools: History, architecture and adaptation, Elain Harwood (English Heritage)

A history of the development of school buildings in England from the Reformation to the millennium, which explores how social attitudes have been expressed in their architecture and planning and considers which may be worthy of preservation.

Gay Life and Culture: A World History, ed. Robert Aldrich (Thames & Hudson)

In this illustrated history of gay life and culture, historians from nine different countries draw on memoirs, letters, archives, and works of art and literature to consider the evidence for same-sex relationships throughout the centuries.

Nurse on Call, Edith Cotterill (Ebury Press)

The author’s memoirs of her experience training as a nurse in Standon Orthopaedic Hospital and Margaret General and District Hospital in the 1930s and her work as a district nurse in Tipton, Staffordshire, in the 1950s.

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