A CONSTANT HEART - The War Diaries of Maud Russell 1938-1945

‘To read them is to live through World War II inside the mind and world of an amazingly observant and warm-hearted woman’  Daily Mail

PURBECK ARCADIA Dunshay Manor & the Spencer Watsons
Ilay Cooper

THE MANOR HOUSES OF DORSET
Una Russell & Audrey Grindrod

News from Dovecote

A CONSTANT HEART paperback, due out late August

The final copies of the hardback were sold in the wake of Emily Russell’s packed out talk at the Chalke Valley History Festival, when she was in conversation with John Julius Norwich. The £10 large format paperback is on its way. read more

LAST HARDBACK COPIES OF ‘A CONSTANT HEART’

‘Clear-headed, intelligent and frank, this will surely become one of the classic diaries of the Second World War. Maud’s granddaughter Emily Russell has done a terrific job in editing it.’ The Literary Review Emily Russell is in conversation with... read more

Remarkable unpublished diaries

 On March 22nd we are publishing A Constant Heart, the result of three years work by Emily Russell editing the diaries kept by her grandmother during the Second World War. The book is available for pre-ordering at the special price of £20, inclusive of post and... read more