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Jess Brandwood

May Jones: War and Memory

“I knew then that I should die an old maid, I was only twenty years old” May’s memoir is about her childhood …

May Jones: Fun and Festivities

“Games somehow were seasonable and all the children of the village played the same games at the same time. In the spring …

May Jones: Life and Labour

 “Life was not all play, from a very early age mother taught us how to work and we never questioned out little …

May Jones: Home and Family

“I had a happy childhood tho a very strict one” May’s memoir is about her childhood and early adult life at the …

May Jones: Transcript

1.401 JONES, May, Untitled, MS (c.17,000 words). Brunel University Library. Transcribed by Jess Brandwood, 2018 1 1893 AD First Chapter I remember, …

May Jones: Purpose and Audience

“The little village where I lived was on the outskirts of a large manufacturing town, where all the mills found work for …