This is a collection of short stories - episodes from the lives of the women who write them. Mostly from WW2 onwards. The result of a collaboration with the Women's Institute, some of the individual stories are inevitably better than others but all are of interest. This is an absolutely ideal 'dip into' book, for a bedside table, or to read when interruptions are expected rather than as a single sitting book. I must declare an interest in that I took part in the project. I am still being asked about it and constantly asked where people can get a copy as they can't find it on Amazon. This is because the book is indexed under WI Women's journals, which is NOT how even the writers know the book! People who took part in the project used to refer to 'Women's memoirs'. It was published with a super catchy title, Crocodiles, cakes and the queens's petticoats, which sums up the lovely mix of subjects and is how everyone I've spoken to about it refers to it and knows it. If sales are disappointing I am not surprised!Such a shame as it is a great book.