Having It So Good: Britain In The Fifties (Peter Hennessy)

Having It So Good: Britain In The Fifties (Peter Hennessy) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Social History shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Allen Lane, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd impression, first edition 2006. Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: This wonderfully engaging book evokes a Britain emerging from the shadow of war and the privations of austerity into a growing but precarious affluence. Peter Hennessy takes his readers into Britains front rooms, classrooms and new high-street coffee bars and also into the top-secret rooms where decisions about the British bomb were taken and plans prepared for the catastrophe of a Third World War. This was the decade when rationing ended, of Roger Bannisters four-minute mile, Bill Haleys Rock Around the Clock, the Wolfenden Report on Homosexuality and Prostitution and also the decade of the first Aldermarston Marches.

Hennessy brings to life the glorious, but ageing, Wins…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVII] 740 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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