27 Feb 2010 Methodist book sale

A little gem, this.  I love books like Akenfield and other tales of rural life, so was charmed to read this account of the changing ways of village life, gleaned from scrapbooks various WI groups put together in 1965 to celebrate their Golden Jubilee.  Of course, things have changed so much more by now, but it’s a lovely read about a moment in time, with lots of different kinds of extracts and entries by all sorts of people, roughly grouped into themes and with the editor’s experience of tracking down and reading the scrapbooks interspersed between the entries.  A book that I was very happy to happen upon!