A World of My Own – Christopher Whitfield


The Chipping Campden Diaries of Christopher Whitfield 1923-1941

Edited and annotated by Paul Whitfield (Endymion Publications)

Christopher Whitfield (1902-1967) arrived in Chipping Campden in 1924 with a car, his cats and his books. He was determined to make his way as a writer although obliged to work in the family manufacturing business in Birmingham. He concentrated on poetry, then on short novels and essays published by the Golden Cockerel Press and Country Life. His later years were devoted to local history and he published the History of Chipping Campden in 1958.

He kept an extensive diary from the time of his arrival in Campden up to the early years of the Second World War. The diaries, which have been edited and annotated by his son, give a fascinating picture of life in pre-war England – a world that is now remembered by few – and record the approach of war, wartime life in Chipping Campden, with the Home Guard and in the Blitz in Birmingham and London.

Product Description

Publisher: Endymion Publications
234 x 160 mm
286 pages

Author Details

Paul Whitfield
Paul Whitfield’s distinguished auctioneering career began in the furniture department at Christie’s in 1965.. He was the son of the poet and writer Christopher Whitfield, an early friend of Michael Cardew in the 1920s, and a supporter of Frederick Landseer Griggs. Passionate about his craft, he had a deep knowledge of many areas, including bronzes, furniture, ceramics, and modern British painting. This passion was reflected in his own collection, avidly compiled over his lifetime and housed at his Cotswold home outside Chipping Campden. In retirement, he provided invaluable support to the north Cotswolds’ museums, as a trustee of the Guild of Handicraft Trust and the Court Barn Museum, as well as loaning works of art to the Winchcombe archive collection

Delivery Information

Royal Mail. Delivery Second class between 3 – 5 working days