David Kynaston's Austerity Britain 1945-51, the first book in his series Tales of a New Jerusalem, was a major Sunday Times bestseller in 2007. Here is the first volume from this landmark book covering 1945-48. Beginning his groundbreaking series about post-war Britain, Kynaston presents our nation through the eyes of those who lived there. Meet Judy Haines, a Chingford housewife, struggling daily with food rationing; Henry St. John, a self-serving civil servant in Bristol; and, the young Glenda Jackson, taking her 11-plus. Using mass observation, diaries, letters, newspapers and magazines from the time, A World to Build is an unsurpassed social history: intensely evocative to those who were there and eye-opening for their children and grandchildren.
Book ISBN: 9780747585404
Book Pages: 323
Book Publishing Year: 2008
Book Publisher: Bloomsbury publishing plc
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