Local Interest

Some recent additions

Mansfield Past & Present

Mansfield Past & Present gives a fascinating insight into the dramatic changes that have taken place in Mansfield over the past 100 years. Drawing on The Old Mansfield Society’s vast archive, this book, a new edition of a 2002 publication, presents historical images of Mansfield paired with the same scenes in more recent years. Paperback, £13.99

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Restless Souls, Pilgrim Roots: The History of Christianity in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to 1660 by Adrian Gray

This is an epic history of the people who laid the foundations of the Christian faith in these two counties, forged a new identity, and then later rebelled against what they saw as corruption of their Faith and Church. Hardcover, £27

Adrian Gray is based at Laneham, near Retford and Lincoln and is the author of more than twenty books on aspects of local and national history. He is historical adviser to Bassetlaw Christian Heritage and Pilgrims & Prophets Christian heritage Tours, both of which are community groups working to develop heritage tourism in Notts and Lincs.

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Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold


Subtitled The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History, this account by local author, academic and journalist, Catharine Arnold, has recently come out in paperback. In her book, first published in 2018, Catharine traced the course of the Spanish Flu that killed 50 million people worldwide through the accounts of those who experienced it and examined the lessons that devastating outbreak taught us and those we still urgently needed to learn. Described as “a stingingly prescient book”, it is well researched and an absorbing read. Paperback, £10.99

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