The City of Coventry


    British Isles


    Local history

    The City of Coventry

    A Twentieth Century Icon

    Adrian Smith

    IB Tauris 2006

    Hardback 204pp Illustrated

    9781845110345   Product Code: 40376

    The bomb-shattered city of Coventry provided an opportunity for the Labour-controlled council to carry out urban regeneration which could be held up as a model of city planning. However, the initial optimism of the 1950s and 1960s would later turn to disillusion with the collapse of manufacturing industry. Based around his own family history, Adrian Smith's essays record Coventry's experiences before, during and after the war and celebrates the inspiration the city has given to artists such as Larkin and Britten.

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