Happy publication day for Corinne Sweet and her book Money on't Table - Grit, Work and Family Pride: True Stories from the Boys and Girls of the Manufacturing Heartlands of Britain.
Here's introducing those Nottingham girls, Pauline, Betty and Doreen, who we follow from the 1930s, into jobs in Boots, Players and Raleigh, as they learn to balance their own hopes and dreams with the needs of family life and putting money on the table. http://amzn.to/2nlZSKZ
'If Women Rose Rooted: A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging' is a phenomenon - finding thousands of new gripped readers and inspired fans in the US. Here are just a few Amazon.com reviews: 'Illuminating, heartening and empowering.' And 'Incredible depth; beautiful and powerful book. Read it and give to your sons and daughters.' Or this... 'This is the best book I've read in a long time. Blackie is a magician of words and stories. Myth, stories of 21st century women living in harmony with the land, personal stories and reflections are all woven together. '
We've been out and about in Columbia Road, filming Linda Wilkinson - born and bred in a terrace house that opens onto the flower market. She showed us where the spanish grocers, pungent wood yards, drag queens and hard-drinking grannies could be found in post-war Columbia Road. We took far too much footage - listening to Linda talk about her new book, what drew her back to the road and the community-minded, accepting, neighbourly tribe that has always made Columbia Road unique. Editing it will be a challenge! This is Linda's third book about the area but her first memoir. It publishes June and we want this joyous little short film to be part of Pride 2017's #lovehappenshere summer...
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