NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Come Dungeons Dark - The Life and Times of Guy Aldred, Glasgow Anarchist, by John Taylor Caldwell: Pubd. Luath Press, Barr, Ayrshire, 1988.
2 My father and I were in a car accident in which Rhys Davies was also a passenger in the car. D.H. Lawrence refers to this incident in one of the letters in the Collected Edition.
3. The Path, by Hexilda Beaufort.
4. Mrs. Salgast’s Baby by Jean Devanny. Jean Devanny was an Australian and Virago republished her book ‘Cindy’ (first published in 1949) in 1986. Her writings and this book were frowned upon by the Communist
Party, of which she was a member, because she deviated from the party line by exposing the racism of the Labour movement.
5. Sun, by D.H. Lawrence.
6. Waiting, but Helen Todd.
7. Civil War, by Liam O’Flaherty.
8. The Grasshopper, by Gerald Bullitt.
9. Lampshades, by Caryl Brahms.
10. The Man in Bed, by Andrew Block.
11. A Stubborn Tree, by T.F. Powys.
12. A Gift of Death, by Rhys Davies.
13. The Prophet Outcast, by Isaac Deutscher, 1963.
14. The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossmith: First published in 1892 and thereafter by Penguin books.
15. ‘You are mad my child, you should go to Berlin!’ - a one-time popular song in Germany.
16. This Dairy was absorbed into the United Dairies during the 1930s.
17. Mr. Arthur Dawson was a customer in my father’s shop. At that time he lived with his wife and adopted son John, in Coldfall Avenue, near to Wilton Road.
18. Sir Louis Sterling. He bought fine editions from my father and took an interest in our family. In his Will he left money for the establishment of a Sterling Library at University College, London.
19. Boy, by James Hanley, first published in 1931 and banned three years later on grounds of obscene libel. First unexpurgated edition published in 1990 by Andre Deutsch, with an introduction by Anthony Burgess.
20. Olive Moore included this incident, related to her by my mother in one of her books.
21. The Journal of George Leslie Tiley, published as a serial by the Islington Local History Education Trust in its Quarterly Journal 1987-8.
22. The Schoolboy, from Songs of Experience by William Blake.
23. Now a State Primary school and re-named Our Lady’s Convent.
24. Now largely built over by extensions to the school.
25. 20th Century Chronicles, published by Longman.
26. A freelance enterprise owned by a farmer named Cunningham who did his best to make a profit from the ten shillings per week which the government paid to him to house and feed each internee. The internees slept in tents, but with the approach of winter such conditions were untenable.
27. Psychiatry for the Poor: 1851 Colney Hatch Asylum, 1973 Friern Hospital - A Medical and Social History, by Richard Hunter MD FRCP: Published: Wm Dawson and Sons Ltd. 1974.
28. The Song of the Shirt, by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
29. A Smuggler’s Song, by Rudyard Kipling.
30. Longman’s Encyclopaedia.
31. The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corrunna, by Charles Wolfe 1791-1823.
32. Short stories both by Gay Taylor and Alec Bristow are contained in ‘Charles’ Wain’, a book of short stories put together for my father by his writer friends and proteges, published by Mallinson, London, 1933.
33. The Funeral - short story included in The Things Men Do, by Rhys Davies, published by Heinemann 1936.
34. The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning.
35. Dr. R.D. Worrall was Brighton’s Medical officer of Health and was very opposed to children being evacuated to Brighton, which, he said, was in the front line. He produced a leaflet at his own expense to oppose this ‘lunatic move’, the result of which was a fine of £100 and dismissal from his post. But, Churchill, on a visit to Brighton remarked that he had come to ‘the front line’ and, in addition, a bomb exploded in a cinema at a children’s matinee, killing many of the evacuees. Dr. Worrall was reinstated and his fine reduced to £5.00.
36. King John, by William Shakespeare.
37. Collar the Lot: How Britain Interned and Expelled its Wartime Refugees, by Peter and Leni Gillman: published Quartet Books 1980.
38. This is Twi’s older sister, Amy (stage name ‘Sorrell’).
39. This is the painting of my mother by William Roberts, now in the Tate Gallery.
40. This must be ‘Burrows’, referred to in my father’ letter.
41. Jubilee Boy - the life and recollections of George Swinford of Filkins (researched and edited by Judith Fay and Richard Martin) published 1987 by the Filkins Press: Swinford remarks "I have heard that the Old Vicarage was built for a hotel, but was never used as such. It was to be named The Green Dragon. It was taken over for use as a Vicarage when the church was built..." Swinford also writes that from a bakehouse in the village,
dated 1626m a tunnel runs from the house into a deep pond at the far end of the orchard "The tunnel was used, they say, at the time of the Civil Wars as an escape route."
42. Translated from Die Ideale, by Frederick Von Schiller.
43. The Internment of Aliens in Twentieth Century Britain edited by David Cesarani and Tony Kushner, published Frank Cass 1993: Paintings also reproduced.
44. The Archive Photographs Series Highgate and Muswell Hill compiled by Joan Schwitzer and Ken Gay, published 1995, states that this bomb was in fact a landmine - "high explosive delivered by parachute by enemy planes."
45. The Book and Magazine Collector, published Diamond Group No. 113 August 1993.
46. The London Blitz, by Maureen Hill, published Chapman 1990.
47. From Marie Lloyd song "My old man said follow the van..."
48. From popular song.
49. Sung by Arthur Askey, comedian.
50. ‘Cynara’ by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)
51. Song from the film of book My Sister Eileen, by Ruth McKenney.,
52. Wartime songs: There’ll Always be an England: We’ll Meet Again: Ross Parker, Hughie Charles 1939: The Washing on the Siegfried Line: Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr 1939: When They Sound the Last All Clear: Hughie Charles, Louie Elton 1941: I’m Going to Get Lit Up: Hubert Gregg 1943.
53. Life in Wartime Britain, by E.R. Chamberlain: Edited Peter Quennell: B.T. Batsford Ltd. 1972, reprinted 1985.
54. The Flower and the Leaf, by Dryden.
55. If this in fact took place, it must have been a conga, not a hokey-kokey!
56. Omar Khayyam, Stanza XXVII: translated by Edward Fitzgerald.
57. To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.
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