Saturday, July 26, 2008

Smoke in the Valley : Austerity Britain 1948-51 by David Kynaston

"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin." In this second instalment of David Kynaston's critically acclaimed history, Britain continues to be a joyless place, although the arrival of Listen with Mother, the first Noddy book, the first Eagle comic (featuring Dan Dare), and the first appearance of Tony Benn on Any Questions? make it a much more recognisable one.

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