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June 2019

The clerk's tale: Richard Willis looks at the growth of the white-collar workforce in the 19th century
The Theatre Girls' Club: Nell Darby explores how actress Virginia Compton helped out-of-work female performers busking on the streets of the capital at the start of WW1
From one type of bank to another: Nick Thorne looks at the records for Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame
Women and crime: What kind of crimes have women committed, and what sort of women were they? Nell Darby offers some suggestions for further reading
What do we really know about our families? Heather Welford looks at family myths and the need to research them carefully to establish what really happened
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton introduces a new series of columns about civilian occupational uniforms

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