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My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948

Monthly Archives: July, 2014

‘If single, drop me a line’: a message in a kilt in WW1

On the BBC News today is an item about another young woman who slipped her name and address inside the garment she was making for a man fighting in a war. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

A dodgy sailor?

And back to my story… So here we are with Norah in the summer of 1941 as she enjoys increasingly romantic exchanges with her penpal, Sailor Jim. She is getting to … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 6 Comments

Julie-Marie Strange, ‘Historicising the comfort of “things” in late-Victorian and Edwardian working-class culture’

Originally posted on the many-headed monster:
[This is the seventeenth piece in ‘The Future of History from Below’ online symposium (#historyfrombelow). Julie-Marie Strange is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Studies at…

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The extraordinary adventures of ordinary girls: blog relaunch

After a difficult few months with very little time in which to write, I now have space ahead of me in which Norah’s story can unfold at the pace it … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 4 Comments
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