Austerity Britain: A World to Build, Paperback

Austerity Britain: A World to Build Paperback



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
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780747585404



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