20th Century Notts: 1957-1959

20th Century Notts: 1957-1959

1957 Penny Lace (1957) by Hilda Lewis Nicholas Penny works his way up from the factory floor to a master in this gritty story of lace in the late Victorian Nottingham of which it is mostly set. Perhaps the best novel about our lace industry Penny Lace is insightful...
20th Century Notts: 1945-1947

20th Century Notts: 1945-1947

1945 The Escape by Clare Harvey (2018) In a winter morning of 1945 a translator for a Nazi-run labour camp for French workers passes a group of exhausted prisoners of war marching westward. The following day she receives an urgent message to contact the local priest...