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Britain Yesterday and Today By Janice Anderson

Britain Yesterday and Today by Janice Anderson

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Summary

Looks at various aspects of British life, contrasting black and white images with colour photographs from the twenty-first century of the same scenes and activities.

Britain Yesterday and Today Summary

Britain Yesterday and Today by Janice Anderson

"Britain Yesterday and Today" looks at many aspects of British life over the last 150 years, contrasting beautiful black and white images with colour photographs from the twenty-first century of the same scenes and activities. From sport and leisure to the workplace, from the countryside to the city and from shore to shore, witness the amazing changes that have taken place in British society over the last century-and-a-half, as well as those things that have reassuringly remained the same.Contrast crowds waiting in the rain desperate to catch a glimpse of their new sovereign at the Queen's coronation in 1953 with the flag-waving crowds jostling to see her Golden Jubilee procession fifty years later. Marvel at the beauty of our untouched countryside, discover our power stations transformed into museums and our docks into modern commercial enterprises, as well as witnessing the mistakes that have been made in the name of progress. See how our patterns of work have changed, as well as how Britons choose to spend their free time. "Britain Yesterday and Today" combines illuminating and informative text with 250 fascinating black and white and colour photographs to provide a unique window on Britain's past and present.

About Janice Anderson

Janice Anderson has written books on a number of subjects, including travel, cinema, art and social history. She lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Her late husband, Edmund Swinglehurst, was a headmaster, an advertising executive and a representative for Thomas Cook Travel. He was the author of over twenty books. Peter Sissons has worked for ITN, Channel Four and, since 1989, the BBC. Currently a regular presenter on BBC News 24, he has become one of the best-known faces on British TV. He lives in Kent.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1: Free Time; 2: Essentially British; 3: Sports and Entertainment; 4: Country Life; 5: The City; 6: Everyday Living; 7: Celebrations; Index.

Additional information

GOR003112290
9781847321251
1847321259
Britain Yesterday and Today by Janice Anderson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2008-09-01
256
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