A social history in a book.  Having been published twice each year since the 1890s, Kays catalogues represent a fascinating archive of the way we lived in the past.  Not only are contemporary fashions included but there are also household items and luxury goods, thereby allowing the whole picture of life in past times to be examined.   The catalogue collection is now, once again, available for research purposes and is housed within the University of Worcester campus at St John’s and…