Having devoured its pages, I look forward eagerly to the next installment and the insights Kynaston will offer.
This is a long, dense and colorful book, full of first-person details and observations, many of them from the surveys and observations of the government itself.
Nonetheless, Kynaston's methodology and approach make that era not only clearer, but also enjoyable to read about.
I am knocking off a star because the photos included in the book are not in the Kindle edition; there is no mention of this abridgement when purchasing and when I complained to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by K. Herod
A fascinating look at how Britons though about "when the war is over" in the 1940's, and excellent discussion of socialist changes in government and the rise of planned... Read morePublished 13 days ago by marian in tasmania
This work provides an excellent resource for many of us that know the 'what' but not the 'why' of English History during this period. Read morePublished 16 days ago by mike
How nice the photo credits are listed, but there are no photos in the Kindle addition of the book. Forgot to check after purchase so am stuck with a partial book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolyn Hoyt
Fully aware that this was non-fiction (whereas I usually read fiction), I expected it to read rather like a text book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by germantownmom
I had decided to organise a reading/television discussion group and I was looking for a book and television series that would evoke memories in a certain age group in my area. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elizabeth Smellie
I see that one critic among the many who praised this book more authoritatively than I could ever do recommended it for those whose parents had lived through the immediate... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Roger D. Williams
This book is for those interested in day-to-day life in Britain just after the war. It is NOT intended to be a comprehensive history of the period and one needs a good sense of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Molly
A gift for my wife who is usually not an avid reader - she found it hard to put downPublished 19 months ago by Stuart K Jarman