Life in a Liberty Bodice: Random Recollections of a Yorkshire Childhood - Christabel BurnistonOtley: Smith Settle, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine. Gift inscription to the half-title page. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the title page - without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs, within the text; Colour plates; Maps; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “Life in a Liberty Bodice is a fascinating and nostalgic account of life in Yorkshire during the first quarter of this century. Based on extensive research and her own family memories, Christabel Burniston takes us back to a period which has now vanished forever. She recounts in vivid detail her own childhood days during a period of great change: the suffragette movement, the growth of socialism and the First World War. But this is not just about the difficulties of those times, it is also about carefree childhood when the sun seemed to shine longer on hazy summer days and tomorrow was an eternity away; about life on the farms of her family; relatives and villagers who present a rich pageant of colourful characters and notable events. From the East Riding at the turn of the century to Bradford and Leeds in the 1920$; the Knights Templars Hall at Foulbridge to Woodhouse Grove School, the Baccarat scandal and Yorkshire confectionery firms Mackintosh, Parkinson’s, Terry’s and Farrah’s… this book will delight and entertain all ages with its kaleidoscope of people and places.”