Jackie Winter has written a book called “Lipsticks and Library Books: the story of Boots Booklovers Library.” which is set within the context of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century, especially the interwar period. A couple of chapters are devoted to Florence Boot because of the huge contribution she made both to the firm of Boots and the libraries themselves, after she founded them in 1899. Former staff share reminiscences of Class A subscribers lording it over humble category B subscribers who – albeit resentfully – knew their place. Strict spinster librarians stood no nonsense from either junior assistants or supercilious customers.
“Lipsticks and Library Books” is available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle or directly from Jackie. The Amazon link is https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01J5KCYUE
Jackie’s address is The Chantries, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EU. The cost Including p&p £7.00p
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