Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Bookworm Presents: The Forties Good Times Just Around the Corner

I received this book as part of my birthday present from my lovely Mummy and Stepdad and was so excited I immediately curled up with a cup of tea and read it cover to cover.

The book has sections covering The Forties Family, Food of the Forties, Fashions on Rations, Movies of the Forties, Staying In, Hits of the Forties, Going Out, The Theatre, Bestsellers of the Forties and Sports and Hobbies.

The book is told largely in the words of people that lived through this decade and is a vivid account of Britain at the time when air raids, food shortages and rationing of almost every essential item dominated everyday life. Yet this was also a time of hope for the future.

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