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The proof has arrived!

I'm thrilled with my Greenwich Girl proof! Here's a preview of some the fascinating topics covered in the book.
The proof has arrived!
The proof has arrived!

I'm thrilled with my Greenwich Girl proof, which arrived last night. If weight is anything to go by, it's good value for money! This is a meaty book, packed with all the memoirs, letters and notes my mum left behind. There are so many interesting strands. Here are just a few of the many topics covered:

  • Life in Greenwich in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • The village of North Aston.
  • SELTI (South East London Technical College).
  • May Queens of Merrie England.
  • Wartime Greenwich.
  • Training and working in Millinery.
  • Volunteering as an ARP Warden.
  • RNZAF Bomber Crews.
  • Red Cross training during WW2.
  • The Royal Masonic Hospital.
  • VAD Red Cross Nursing in India.
  • Abbotababad and Dehra Dun.
  • Westcombe Park Rugby Club.
  • Women working at the Midland Bank.
  • Grotton, Lancashire in the 1940s.
  • Hardgate, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire in the 1950s.
  • J Stone and Co in the UK and India.
  • Calcutta (Kolkata) in the 1950s.
  • Post colonial India and partition.
  • British schools in India (Miss Scrimshaw's School).
  • Manufacturing in India.
  • Rayner Optical Company.
  • Rayner Intraocular Lenses.
  • An honest account of Alzheimers.

The book is accompanied by family cine film from the 1950s onwards. There's a playlist on YouTube which is growing daily. I hope to complete it by 26th March.

Greenwich Girl will be published on 26th March, the 100th anniversary of my mother's birth. The paperback book is available to pre-order at the Great British Bookshop (our preferred online retailer) at £19.99. You can also pre-order on Kindle at £7.99.