This book examines the lives of 24 people and 14 institutions that came into being in 1900, ranging from the Queen Mother, through the Labour Party, Daily Express, Birmingham University and the opera Tosca. He compares how we lived then with how we live now and attempts to answer many of the questions provoked by his interviews and explorations.
The Labour Party, the "Daily Express", West Ham United FC, Birmingham University and the opera Tosca all have one thing in common with the Queen Mother. They all first saw the light of day in the year 1900. Author and interviewer Hunter Davies follows the century through these people and institutions, exploring how we live now and how we lived then. Why isn't education as valued today? Where are the great philanthropists? Why does work have so little meaning when it's all people do? These are some of the questions provoked by Hunter Davies' interviewees and their candid recollections of being born with the century. Amid huge technological changes, it is the lack of community and the belief of most people that they now live in an uncaring world, that appears to define the century's end.
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Hunter Davies is a former editor of the SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE and the author of 30 books. His interviews in the INDEPENDENT were pre-eminent in their field.
Born 1900 by Hunter Davies
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