Life at Vale Royal House Great House 1907 - 1925, the memoirs of Mary Hopkirk (née Dempster). 16 pages, 31 illustrations, £2.40.

The young Mary Dempster's grandfather leased Vale Royal Great House from Lord Delamere for 18 years while the latter was in Kenya and this is her vivid account of grand, country house life in Edwardian England. She takes readers for a conducted tour of the historic house with its opulent furnishings and its acres of glorious gardens.