The Bakers Story

27th June 1914. It was just another working day in the humdrum life of master baker, Arthur Marsden, and his family. As he mixed dough for the morning’s bread run, he had no concept of the change that was about to be unleashed, the repercussions of which would leave no corner of the world untouched.


In this powerful social documentary, set in a West Yorkshire town, award-winning author, Alan Reynolds, charts the life of the Marsden family, in real time, as the country marches unknowingly into a conflict that will change lives forever.


Using detailed research, this book is a commentary on social conditions of the time, industrial unrest, and a class war that teetered on the point of revolution.


A riveting story that will give readers a powerful insight into what life was like in the days leading up to the First World War.

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