The Sunshine Casts No Shadows, by Lena Wilson

The Sunshine Casts No Shadows, by Lena Wilson

Published privately in 1985, 108 pages. Paperback (SWSOPB)

Signed by the author on the title page

In this book the author writes about her childhood and family in Darlington in the 1920's. She covers her own life as a child growing up in the County Durham town, set against the backdrop of wider events such as the General Strike, and it thus offers a fascinating insight into the social history of the period. As one example, she recounts how her father was elected as a delegate to the annual conference of the National Union of Railwaymen in Southampton, how the family went down together, and how she got a book signed by the General Secretary  Charlie Cramp.

From the inside rear cover: The author was a child in Darlington in the nineteen twenties, the decade which saw the General Strike, the Centenary of the Stockton & Darlington railway, a solar eclipse and the industrial depression. Her story of the family with its background of home, school, social and political associations gives a clear picture of the period.

The condition of the book is generally ok. The covers have some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact and tightly bound. There is some light yellowing to the inside page edges.