Smoke in the Valley

    Smoke in the Valley

    Austerity Britain 1948-51

    David Kynaston

    Bloomsbury 2008

    Paperback 400pp Illustrated

    9780747592280   Product Code: 76537

    Taking up the story in the summer of 1948 as the first post-war Olympics opened at Wembley, the second book of Kynaston's engrossing social history follows Labour through its second term (Attlee now being driven by his wife in a Humber instead the Hillman Minx). Quoting from a myriad first-hand accounts and contemporary documents, Kynaston gives an evocative account of British life, particularly in the key areas of industry, education and housing.

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