Brighton Behind the Front: reprinted

Thanks to The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove and the Argus for the use of photographs.

First published by QueenSpark Books in 1990, Brighton behind the Front was originally produced in collaboration with the now defunct Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, in the same series as Backyard Brighton and Back Street Brighton.

It brings together a collection of Brighton wartime reminiscences and documents which illustrate how ordinary people were affected by the war. This was a challenging time in British history, giving rise to moving accounts of individual lives set against a society undergoing profound changes.

Using personal recollections, contemporary photographs, letters, a logbook and diaries, Brighton behind the Front vividly portrays what it was like to live in this south coast town during the Second World War.

Brighton behind the Front was republished by popular demand and when you see it you will understand why.  For those who lived in Brighton during WWII it is an evocative reminder; for those of us who weren’t around at the time it provides a glimpse into life at that time.

You can order this book directly from QueenSpark Books

Also on sale, price £11.99 at:

City Books
Kemptown Books
Pen to Paper in Sydney Street

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