A selection of books relating to Somerset.
(Gordon Rendell). The author, aged three at the start of the war in 1939, experienced the following six years with a sharp intensity. Having an enquiring mind and time of his hands, he studied the village characters and was often…..
(Clarence Bradley). The author, who moved to Montacute from Stoke-sub-Hamdon three years after his birth, joined the Air Training Corps in his teens. This nurtured in him an interest in military aviation and local people’s involvement in the Second World…..
(Richard Sims) Coker Canvas provides the first detailed account of the textile trade in the area around East and West Coker. Textiles have formed the core of area’s economy from the 17th century and, although not as important as it once…..
(Robin Ansell, Allan Collier & Phil Nichols) This book is a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. Each photographer is listed with details of where he/she was working and when,…..
(Phil Nichols) A detailed look at the lives of 86 servicemen who were born in, or who lived in, the village before or during the Great War. In addition to the standard research sources for the period, the author has…..