co-published by HKB Press in the UK
Hazel K. Bell is the doyenne of indexers. Her clearly-written and informative From Flock Beds to Professionalisrn is an extensive account of her profession. ... This important book concludes with ... an extensive index, which should provide a model to us all. - Year's Work in English Studies
You will be amazed at the wealth of fascinating information contained within this beautifully written and produced book. - The Indexer
For anyone interested in the development of professions associated with publishing, it is a useful compendium of information in convenient book form. - Society of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders
... a wonderful paean to the profession ... a treasure trove of information about indexers and their habits. - Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Read and enjoy - you will be amazed at the wealth of fascinating information contained within this beautifully written and produced book. - The Indexer
It is difficult to express the breadth of this book. .. Hazel Bell has embraced the profession of indexing and made it visible and entertaining. - LOGOS
The volume is filled with such delightful records ... although each entry is painstakingly compiled, this book can be dipped into with something approaching ludic delight. - Libraries & the Cultural Record
Bell offers some entertaining anecdotage. - Times Literary Supplement
I found this inspiring and humorous book a delightful read about the roots of indexing and the threads of continuity that follow us into the 21st century. - Key Words (American Society of Indexers)
I have to strongly recommend this book for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the history of our shared profession. - Bulletin of the Indexing Society of Canada/ Société canadienne d'indexation Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2009
Indexing in the '60s, ff
... a charming look at how indexing and journal editing has changed over the last forty years. While of most interest to book history buffs, including indexers, those interested in the history of professional organizations and their publications will also enjoy this presentation. - Key Words (American Society of Indexers) / Vol. 18, No. 2 April - June 2010
Stage Mother's Story -- We're not all Mrs Worthingtons!
The story of how a son on his way to a musical theatre
... very entertaining and informative ... a lovely little package.
... the utterly delightful story ... a fascinating and quite unique
insight into the life of a young actor ...
Macaulife: Women take the stage
As a writer, her style showed a keen observational eye . Had she been
born fifty years later, Kay Macaulife ... might well have become another
Lynda La Plante. In the context of her time, she created for herself
a pretty full life, ending it with a list of achievements that most
of her contemporaries would have been proud to boast.
The Open Cage: Not Hearing but Living
The memoirs of a profoundly deaf woman born in the Edwardian era
by Phoebe Raddings
This is a classic of its kind. From page one, I was enchanted, and read on with the same fascination as might have been aroused by the autobiography of any household name. Phoebe Raddings was clearly an exceptional person, barely aware that she had lived an exceptional life, one that could serve as an example and inspiration to anyone fortunate enough to read about it.- Tregolwyn Book Reviews
What an enchanting and moving story ... a little classic of its own sort.
A nostalgic insight into a fascinating century ... quintessentially English life ... an inspiring, humorous, insightful read ... immensely enjoyable.
Paperback 88 pages, with photographs
thirteen in Felpham -- 1949
a selection of entries from Hazel's 1949 diary ... represent a valuable
historical document as well as being entertaining to read.
--Society of Indexers' Newsletter Spring 2007
Chi High 1949-1951
... a valuable social document ... if you thought Angela Brazil just
made it all up, think again!
of a Reading University Student
It is another valuable record of English social history in the mid-twentieth
It With Flowers and other sketches
... a book of sketches, nine in total, all of them amusing and all
of them very short ...
... the entertaining and often learned contributors to this symposium
... This book is essential reading for Pym fans.
All lovers of the novels of Barbara Pym will want it on their bookshelf.
...helpful and enlightening
This volume is a happy dipping book for fans.
... detailed and intensively-researched articles ... it is difficult
to read any of these articles without laughing out loud at least once.
The Frederica indexes: Cumulative Indexes to A. S. Byatt's novels