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Scott Lomax has a superb new book out about life on the 'home front' in World War One – and it's packed with some remarkable pictures too.

Reflections Magazine

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Unite the Union

The book not only explores the history of Britain's first National Park from the Stone Age right up to the modern day, it also tells the story of the first rambling clubs. The natural beauty of the area is illustrated with more than 80 photographs.

Barnsley Chronicle

An accessible read, 'Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed' is ideal for anyone with a general interest in the history of the city. This is the only book detailing Nottingham's history through archaeological research and it offers some intriguing potential answers to the never-before published mysteries which archaeological work has uncovered in this fascinating city.

Nottingham & Long Eaton Topper

I though this was likely to be a good book when I saw the name of the author. Andrew Jackson has, for many years, operated a website about the Accrington Pals, the 11th (Service) Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment. It is a model of clarity and good research, and unlike many of the other works on this unit covers all of the “pals” story and not just the dreadful day of 1 July 1916. For any aspiring researcher of a unit, a battle or a war memorial, you would profit from looking at Jackson’s work as a standard to be achieved. The book is well written and engaging, taking us from pre-war days and providing non-Lancastrians with a good idea of the area and life there in 1914, through the days of enlistment and training and out into the theatre of war. In a sense, the climax comes early as the Accrington Pals went into action at Serre on the first day of the Somme, and suffered terribly heavy losses. Things were never quite the same again for the battalion but Jackson reveals that.. Read more

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