book review

Violet Grayson Lawton has written a delightful book called In the Village of Lonsdale. It is a collection of short remembrances of her family spanning almost 50 years. These are the tales most repeated around the kitchen table when members of a family gather and

remember the stories that belong to the heart of the family.

Not every family is lucky enough to have their stories recorded for future family members. I wonder what stories might have been told about my own great-great grandmothers, but because nobody wrote them down I don’t have them to talk about.