In assembling these texts, we have been surprised by the affiliations that form across the fiction, ethnography, and criticism. Although the structure of our website requires us to separate the fiction from the anthropology, there is no way to easily demarcate where fiction ends and anthropology begins.
It is evident that the book has been well researched and well thought out. Topics are contained in single chapters. At the centre of the book there are a number of photographs which capture the spirit of life and times in London throughout the decade.
In fact, if you want to get an idea of what wartime conditions were like in London, or if you are an older reader who remembers any part of the s, then this is the book for you. It should be mentioned that the author, Mike Hutton, is a London social historian who has published other titles.
Mike has a good writing style which is to the point, and matter of fact, along with a very dry sense of humour! There are numerous stories in the different chapters. The stories serve nicely in spicing things up, while other tales will tug at the heart-strings.
For example, in Chapter 6, which covers wartime entertainment, the overview of wartime films is well written with the spirit of celluloid tales neatly captured.
Chapter 12, a London love story, has been written with feeling.
Mike discusses the situation of demobbed troops, and how they coped with civilian life and their families which had changed while they were away on active service.
Overall, this book is an enjoyable read which provides some nice pieces of information to flesh out the lives of your wartime family members and of their communities.
Life in s London catches the spirit of the wartime years, and of changes and momentous events post-war. While full credit is given to Barnardo for his Herculean labours to better the lives of the children of the poor, attention is also focused on the less attractive side of his personality and practice.
The institutions he founded expanded rapidly to meet a pressing need but his high-handed and litigious behaviour involved his charity in a number of extremely difficult situations. He was often guilty of ignoring the rights and wishes of the families of his charges only a quarter of whom were orphans.
His scheme for shipping youngsters to Canada to give them a fresh start was significantly flawed, to the detriment of many children involved. Barnado comes across as a determined and driven man, an evangelical Protestant.
Sadly the style in which the book is written is, to this reviewer, uninviting and detracts from the subject. Within the last few days, ironically that happened to me. That Asylum is the subject of this book, albeit that it concentrates on buildings at Menston erected 10 years after her death.
Historians are fortunate that records of patients, including photographs and medical records, from admission to departure, are held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service WYAS from the 19th century until the latter part of the 20th century.
These can be seen by researchers, although there are some closures on more recent records. They are also available online via the WYAS website.
It is these records which the authors use to good effect. Mark Davis has already written a book about the High Royds Asylum entitled: He knows his subject well and enlightens the reader about a subject which until very recently was rarely discussed or acknowledged.
The book deals briefly with 37 individuals who were resident at Menston. The format used by the authors is, in most cases, to have a photograph of the resident, taken at the Asylum and on the opposite page a summary of their personal details on admission, history of their medical state and mental illness, demeanour in particular if they were thought to be a danger to themselves or others.
This information is taken directly from the archives held by the WYAS from the 19th century until the latter part of the 20th century. Their collaboration is acknowledged in the book. In addition, notes by the authors are added at the end of each page stating what happened to the individuals about whom they written.
The book contains 96 pages but through the skilful use of photographs and the biographic details, light is shed on the lives of patients who were ignored whilst alive and forgotten in death.
The photographs are particularly haunting. Several are clearly ill and indeed several die shortly after admission as explained in the text. The book records the inspirational work by the Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden, who have restored the High Royds Mortuary Chapel and Memorial Garden which contains the unmarked graves of the 2, pauper patients.
The authors are generously donating the proceeds of the book to the Memorial Garden. A minor error I noted on page 87 where the accompanying photographs are wrongly stated to be on page They are actually on page I can recommend this book.
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