Headline Britons 1921-1925, Hardback Book


Headline Britons paints a unique picture of British life in the 20th and 21st centuries by re-examining some of the country's most notable characters.

Each book covers a five-year span, telling the stories of a number of people who, in that time, stood out among their contemporaries. As the 1920s progressed and Britain tried to recover from the horrors of war, the country enjoyed a short postwar boom - seeing the development of household gadgets such as dishwashers, sterilisers and cigar lighters - but it did not last and soon unemployment grew. Peter Pugh shows in this book that despite the `swinging twenties' being largely a myth, the decade was enlivened by mouldbreaking characters such as birth control pioneer Marie Stopes, father of the BBC John Reith, and Horatio Bottomley - perhaps the biggest business fraudster of all time.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781785782091

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