The Button Box, with Lynn Knight

An inlaid wooden chest the size of a shoebox holds Lynn Knight’s button collection, a collection that has been passed down through three generations of women. Lynn's book The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work from pre-First World War domesticity, through the first clerical girls

The Button Box, with Lynn Knight

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Venue: St John’s Hall

An inlaid wooden chest the size of a shoebox holds Lynn Knight’s button collection, a collection that has been passed down through three generations of women. Lynn’s book The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work from pre-First World War domesticity, through the first clerical girls in silk blouses, to the delights of beading and glamour in the thirties to short skirts and sexual liberation in the sixties.

Lynn Knight at Penzance Litfest 2017

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