The new book was well received at the launch at Chailey Heritage on 12th October.
It was lovely to meet up with some former Chailey pupils who have been so helpful to me in my researches.
Some of the many comments received about the book are:
“Very readable and very well-judged – I like it very much” – Graham Taylor, historian and biographer of Ada Salter, Grace’s flatmate in Bermondsey.
“A mammoth task researching and filtering through 100 years of history but you did it and I for one am so grateful; it brought back so many happy memories, the smiles, the laughter, the singing, the pageantry, the sports…” Sylvester Dale, a Chailey old scholar
“You clearly had the audience enthralled by your account of Grace’s life. You have a real knack for story telling” – Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive Chailey Heritage Foundation
The book £10 plus £2.20 p&p can be ordered by clicking the button below
Read the fascinating story of Grace Kimmins, from her social work in the Bermondsey slums in the 1890s, the founding of her unique craft school for disabled boys in Chailey, Sussex in 1903, through two World Wars, to the takeover of Chailey Heritage by the NHS in 1948.