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The Thirties: An Intimate History of Britain (Hardback)
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The Thirties: An Intimate History of Britain (Hardback)

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Acclaimed author of 'Wartime', Juliet Gardiner, brings to life the long-neglected decade of the twentieth century -- the 1930s. J.B. Priestley famously described the 'three Englands' he saw in the 1930s: Old England, nineteenth-century industrial England and the new, post-war England. Thirties Britain was a land of contrasts, at once a nation rendered hopeless by the global Depression, unemployment and international tensions, yet also a place of complacent suburban home-owners with a Baby Austin in every garage. Now Juliet Gardiner, acclaimed author of the award-winning Wartime, provides a fresh perspective on that restless, uncertain, ambitious decade, bringing the complex experience of thirties Britain alive through newspapers, magazines, memoirs, letters and diaries. Gardiner captures the essence of a people part-mesmerised by 'modernism' in architecture, art and the proliferation of 'dream palaces', by the cult of fitness and fresh air, the obsession with speed, the growth and regimentation of leisure, the democratisation of the countryside, the celebration of elegance, glamour and sensation. Yet, at the same time, this was a nation imbued with a pervasive awareness of loss -- of Britain's influence in the world, of accepted political, social and cultural signposts, and finally of peace itself.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007240760
Weight: 1453 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 mm

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“Illuminating chronicle”

The sheer size of this book may put some readers off but don't let it. Once you start reading you find it's completely captivating and as gripping as a thriller. Judging by the bibliography and index at the... More

Paperback edition
30th May 2011
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“Very engrossing book. ”

It has heartbreaking stories of what the 1930s were like, Such as society, marriage, employment or lack of it. As it is a very long book, I would advise reading it in sections. It

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22nd October 2017
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