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Austerity Britain, 1945-1951

Door David Kynaston

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#252930
Titel
Austerity Britain, 1945-1951
Auteur
Kynaston, David
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
London, Bloomsbury
Jaar van uitgave
2007
ISBN10
0747579857
ISBN13
9780747579854
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

Coursing through Austerity Britain is an astonishing variety of voices - vivid, unselfconscious, and unaware of what the future holds. A Chingford housewife endures the tribulations of rationing; a retired schoolteacher observes during a royal visit how well-fed the Queen looks; a pernickety civil servant in Bristol is oblivious to anyone's troubles but his own. An array of working-class witnesses describe how life in post-war Britain is, with little regard for liberal niceties or the feelings of their 'betters'. Many of these voices will stay with the reader in future volumes, jostling alongside well-known figures like John Arlott (here making his first radio broadcast, still in police uniform), Glenda Jackson (taking the 11+) and Doris Lessing (newly arrived from Africa, struck by the
... (Lees verder)levelling poverty of postwar Britain. David Kynaston weaves a sophisticated narrative of how the victorious 1945 Labour government shaped the political, economic and social landscape for the next three decades. Deeply researched, often amusing and always intensely entertaining and readable, the first volume of David Kynaston's ambitious history offers an entirely fresh perspective on Britain during those six momentous years.
Pagina's
692
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 12,50

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