The Invention of Childhood (Hugh Cunningham & Michael Morpurgo) lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: BBC Books, 2006, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: In The Invention of Childhood Hugh Cunningham presents a complete chronological history of childhood in Britain over the last 1000 years. Drawing extensively on primary sources, such as diaries, letters and interviews, he explores a hidden, domestic history of family secrets and personal stories that is often overlooked by historians. Factors such as gender and social class have certainly shaped the lives of children down the ages, but so too have major historical events, such as military conflicts, the Reformation, the rise of the Brit…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 302 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.