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Austerity Britain: A World to Build By David Kynaston

Austerity Britain: A World to Build by David Kynaston

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Presents a pictures of post-war Britain through the eyes of those who lived there - Judy Haines, a Chingford housewife, struggling daily with food rationing; Henry St John, a self-serving civil servant in Bristol; and, the young Glenda Jackson, taking her 11-plus.

Austerity Britain: A World to Build Summary

Austerity Britain: A World to Build by David Kynaston

David Kynaston's "Austerity Britain 1945-51", the first book in his series "Tales of a New Jerusalem", was a major "Sunday Times" bestseller in 2007. Here is the first volume from this landmark book covering 1945-48. Beginning his groundbreaking series about post-war Britain, Kynaston presents our nation through the eyes of those who lived there. Meet Judy Haines, a Chingford housewife, struggling daily with food rationing; Henry St. John, a self-serving civil servant in Bristol; and, the young Glenda Jackson, taking her 11-plus. Using mass observation, diaries, letters, newspapers and magazines from the time, "A World to Build" is an unsurpassed social history: intensely evocative to those who were there and eye-opening for their children and grandchildren.

Austerity Britain: A World to Build Reviews

'A wonderfully illuminating picture of the way we were' The Times 'The book is a marvel ... the fullest, deepest and most balanced history of our times' Sunday Telegraph 'Multi-layered, embroidered with great richness of detail ... Austerity Britain kicks off a series that will end in 1979. What a treat we have in store' Craig Brown's Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday 'There can be no doubt that this book is both a history and a triumphant work of art ... unputdownable' Observer

About David Kynaston

David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written fifteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and W.G.'s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman vs. the Players at Lord's in July 1898. He is currently a visiting professor at Kingston University.

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GOR010558861
9780747585404
0747585407
Austerity Britain: A World to Build by David Kynaston
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-03-03
336
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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