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David Kynaston
Birth date: July 30, 1951
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markk
markk rated it 7 years ago
In the early 1950s Great Britain was a nation in transition. On the one hand it was still an imperial power, a workshop to much of the world, a land with a tradition-bound patriarchal society. Yet at the same time it was seeing the first results of the many social and economic changes underway, with...
markk
markk rated it 7 years ago
David Kynaston begins his book, the first of a planned multi-volume survey of Britain, on a high note by chronicling the celebrations of V-E Day. It is a joyous starting point for his ambitious goal, which is to chart the evolution of the nation from the end of the Second World War to the election ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 13 years ago
Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.Abridged by Jane Greenwood.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 4, 9:45a...
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it 53 years ago
Delighted I will receive this as a "First Reads."Received it 12-14-09. Unfortunately am not likely to start it before the new year. I have too many books checked out from the library at the moment!It's a browsing book for me. Fascinating, but not "readable."
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