Background and Origins, 1876-1919 / Early Development, 1919-29 / Masters of the British Market, 1929-39 / War and Post-war Expansion, 1939-55 / Toymakers to the World, 1955-66 / The End of Lines Brothers, 1966-71 / places to Visit / Further Reading / Index
The first history of what was Britain's, and the world's, biggest toymaker,
Kenneth D. Brown retired in 2009 after forty years at Queen's University, Belfast, where he was Professor of Economic and Social History and Pro-Vice Chancellor. The author of nine books and over eighty papers and essays, he collects and also makes his own lead soldiers. He wrote 'The British Toy Industry' for Shire.