Patricia and Robert Malcolmson are social historians with a special interest in Mass Observation, English diaries from the 1930s to the 1950s, and the home front during the Second World War. Since 2006 they have jointly edited ten or more Mass Observation diaries (opens in a new window): three volumes of the diaries of Nella Last of Barrow-in-Furness and diaries for several Record Societies (Bedfordshire, Dorset, Surrey, and London), with volumes for Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Thoresby Society forthcoming. Their recent book is Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women’s Voluntary Services on the Home Front (2013) (opens in a new window). Patricia is also author of Me and My Hair: A Social History (2012) (opens in a new window). They live in Nelson, British Columbia.
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