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Hoop Skirts and Ponytails By Jacky Hyams

Hoop Skirts and Ponytails by Jacky Hyams

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Summary

All around her, people are shaking off the memory of the drab austerity years after the Second World War. The good times have finally arrived. For Jacky all these tempting changes can only lead her in one direction - an all embracing desire for freedom - and a growing determination to break free of the traditional East End way of life.

Hoop Skirts and Ponytails Summary

Hoop Skirts and Ponytails: A Fifties Memoir by Jacky Hyams

Elvis is waiting outside in a big pink Caddy. Or rather, he would be if the dreams and fantasies of millions of teenage girls could only come true...And like so many other thirteen-year-olds, East End schoolgirl Jacky Hyams has fallen under the spell of the man with the swivel hips and sexy voice, an unforgettable moment in time amidst a tidal wave of social change in Britain: the era of the Fifties teenager. All around her, people are shaking off the memory of the drab austerity years after the Second World War. Ration books are now history. The good times have finally arrived. Families like Jacky's are starting to be tempted by the incredible new household goods in high street shop windows: TVs, fridges, washing machines, electric heaters, now widely available on credit. Wimpy bars and frozen fish fingers are changing the culinary landscape. Even the Prime Minister is telling the country: 'You Never Had it So Good.' Now, for the first time ever, teenagers are being wooed as never before, consumers in their own right, rather than mere mini versions of their elders. It is a dramatic cultural shift that sparks a huge rift between the generations. As bewildered parents struggle to cope with her teenage rebellion against old fashioned attitudes, for Jacky all these tempting changes can only lead her in one direction - an all embracing desire for freedom - and a growing determination to break free of the traditional East End way of life.

About Jacky Hyams

Jacky Hyams is a freelance journalist, editor, columnist, and author with over 25 years' experience in writing for mass-market magazines and newspapers in the UK and Australia.

Additional information

GOR008081012
9781786061393
1786061392
Hoop Skirts and Ponytails: A Fifties Memoir by Jacky Hyams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2016-11-03
288
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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