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1970s Childhood, Paperback / softback Book

1970s Childhood Paperback / softback

Part of the Shire Library series


A 1970s childhood was, for many, a life of happy-go-lucky freedom set against a soundtrack of pop music played on a transistor radio dangling from the handlebars of a Raleigh Chopper.

It was a playground battlefield of Sindy versus Action Man or a dexterous display of how to handle Clackers without painfully rapping them across the knuckles.

After-school television meant a choice of `Blue Peter' or `Magpie', while chewing on an Aztec chocolate bar and flicking through Shoot or Jackie magazine.

Yet it was also a decade of strikes, the three-day week and the Winter of Discontent which passed most children by unless a power cut meant no television.

This fully illustrated book is a celebration of that childhood, its highs, lows and scraped knees, that will readily bring back the forgotten memories of a generation that grew up without mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour shopping.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781784423285



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