Home Front – article on animals, diaries and the Home Front
A new book edited by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan at £19.99 for the paperback but can be bought at £14 for s short time. Entitled The Home Front. Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914 it covers a range of topics related to both the 1914 -198 and 1939 – 45 wars. The collection arises from a successful women’s history network conference organised by Maggie Andrews at the National Memorial Arboretum in 2012 that I previously mentioned here.
I look at the way in which certain animals are described within various diaries suggesting that such diaries may be a useful starting point for acknowledging the as yet largely unspoken role of non-human animals at the time.
Links to the Palgrave Macmillan page can be found via this link. If you order before 31 December 2014 with Palgrave direct use the code PM14THIRTY to buy it for £14.