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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/03/2008
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780747585404
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