04 Feb 2008 – Amazon

The well-researched and written history of the Cooperative Correspondance Club, a magazine hand-written by a group of women in the mid- to late-20th century. Grouped around themes – marriage, children, difficult times etc, this tells the stories of the women themselves, includes lots of extracts and some delightful photos. Of necessity quite poignant towards the end, but told without sentimentality.

Pleasingly, the archive upon which the book was based was donated to the Mass Observation project in the 1990s, and much of the research was done from there. Hooray for MassObs!

A lovely book.