Yesterday's Britain - Edited by Jonathan BastapleReader's Digest, 1999, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good. A very slight warp to the book otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. The Illustrated Story of How We Lived, Worked and Played in This Century. Later printing, with amendments. From the introduction: “Yesterday’s Britain is an intimate family scrapbook of the nation. It is full of photographs and images, incidents and anecdotes which will strike a light in the memory of anyone who has spent their life in this country. It will evoke all kinds of half-forgotten experiences, from the itch of school trousers in September to the chore of cooking by candlelight in a power cut. For those born later, Yesterday’s Britain answers the question: what was it like? What was it like to sleep in an Anderson shelter as the bombs rained down? To eat snoek? To hear rock’n’roll for the first time? To sit the 11-plus? For this generation, the book is a sort of travel guide to the country’s past. It highlights some of the things which would strike a visitor from the present day as bizarre or downright alien. Did television really stop broadcasting for an hour every evening so that parents could get the children to bed? Did men actually sit on the beach in their heavy suits with a knotted handkerchief on their heads? Was there truly a time when the motorways were as empty as the open seas?
Size: 11¼" x 8½"
Number of Pages: 320
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