Lost Voices Of The Edwardians

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This book combines oral history and pictures which include stills from Mitchell and Kenyon film footage in a compilation of hundreds of excerpts from private and public archives, recapturing day-to-day life in the first decade of the 20th century.  The book is divided into sections such as childhood, work, politics, travel.  An index makes it possible to follow the contributors through a decade which saw the first manned flights, growth in public transport and the motor car, as well as an upsurge in political activity and the suffragette movement.  Holidays and leisure time became a reality for ordinary people.  Share the memories of miners, postmen, actresses, soldiers, seamstresses, farmhands, children dividing their day between factory and schoolroom, Sonia Keppel playing with ‘Kingy’ when he came to take tea with her mother.  For this reviewer the last word must go to the little girl who loved oranges: ‘We ate them with the peel on.  We were always hungry.’

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Published

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Century

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(UK) £20.00

ISBN
(UK) 0007216130

Format
Hardback

Pages
424

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