Books on the Second World War


Buying our latest book Richmond at War 1939-1945 and our other books on the Second World War

AA Book reprints march 2016 IMG_8234 (2)You can buy copies:

  • from local bookshops, including Kew Bookshop and the Open Book in Richmond
  • at our monthly talks
  • by post from Mrs Roberta Turner, 29 Northumbria Court, 6 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1AE. Cheques should be made payable to the Richmond Local History Society. Our prices are listed below. (Reduced prices for members are shown in brackets.) For orders by post we also charge for postage and packing. For orders to UK addresses this is £1.50 for the first item; we may need to charge additional postage for orders of more than one item.
  • online, paying with a credit or debit card via PayPal. Our online prices include postage and packing.

Richmond at War 1939-1945

RWW2 front coverRichmond at War 1939-1945 by Simon Fowler is the Society’s latest publication, telling the story of life in the town during the Second World War. A series of raids saw the deaths of 98 civilians and damage to ten thousand buildings. The book also looks at some of the hush-hush activities in Richmond Park. There are stories of heroism, tragedy and good humour based on the memories of the men, women and children who were there.

102 pages. Published 2015.  ISBN 978-0-9550717-8-2

£6.50 (£5.00 for members)

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Richmond at War 1939-45


REVISED WITH NEW TITLE: Kew at War 1939-1945

Kew at War 1939-1945 cover

by David Blomfield and Christopher May

72 pages. Third edition 2016. ISBN 987-0-9550717-4-4

£5.50 (£4.50 for members)

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Kew at War 1939-1945


Ham and Petersham in Wartime

Ham War Books RLHS 22 feb 2015 015

by Leonard Chave and J .M. Lee

74 pages

£4.95 (£3.95 for members)

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Ham and Petersham in wartime


Petersham: radar and operational research 1940-1946

by J. M. Lee

Reprinted with new cover, 2016

44 pages
£3.50 (£2.50 for members)

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Petersham: Radar and operational research 1940-1946



Richmond Shop Boy’s War

Shop Boy Books RLHS 22 feb 2015 023

by John Leach

18 pages

£1.50 (£1.00 for members)

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John Leach: Richmond Shop Boy’s War



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