Around Market Harborough Between the Wars
Local Author, Mike Hutton, who ,lives in Great Oxendon on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire borders has completed his first non fiction work, having previously had three successful novels published. This lavishly illustrated book relating to Market Harborough and the surrounding villages between the wars was launched at Waterstone's bookshop in Market Harborough on July 23d.
The end of the Great War was acatalyst for change. Vast swathes of youth from all social backgrounds were lost and those returning from the ravages of war knew that life would never be the same again. Whilst horses still worked the fields, mechanisation was making itself felt: change was everywhere and a whole new lifestyle was slowly evolving.
Mike Hutton's book vividly evokes a bygone era, yet shows us how the area became what we know today. There are in excess of 100 photographs complementing the lively and informative text.
Mike Hutton says: “I found working on this book absolutely fascinating and I am so pleased to have in some way filled in this obvious gap in our local history.”
Proceeds from the book will go to the Market Harborough Historical Society