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Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood feels like yesterday. This delightful collection of photographic memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade; they include pictures of children enjoying life out on the streets and bombsites, at home and at school, on holiday and at events. These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain. Paul Feeney is the author of bestselling nostalgia books A 1950s Childhood and A 1960s Childhood (The History Press). He has also written the hugely popular From Ration Book to Ebook (The History Press), which takes a nostalgic look back over the life and times of the post-war baby boomer generation.
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Paul Feeney is a writer and part-time business consultant. He has also written a local history of Highgate and A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping.Review:
"The author captures the atmosphere and furniture of the Sixties to perfection, even recreating a typical family Christmas of the time. Whether you were a child or an adult in that most eventful decade, this excellent book, with charming black-and-white illustrations, will throw up lots of talking points." --This England Magazine, Summer 2010 issue.
"If you grew up in the Swinging Sixties, you'll love Paul Feeney's A 1960s Childhood." --Yours Magazine, England, February 23, 2010.
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Book Description The History Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.79 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0750961929