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Paul Feeney
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9 Jan 2009
Do you remember Pathé News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood feels like yesterday. This delightful collection of photographic memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade; they include pictures of children enjoying life out on the streets and bombsites, at home and at school, on holiday and at events. These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain. Paul Feeney is the author of bestselling nostalgia books A 1950s Childhood and A 1960s Childhood (The History Press). He has also written the hugely popular From Ration Book to Ebook (The History Press), which takes a nostalgic look back over the life and times of the post-war baby boomer generation.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (9 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752450115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752450117
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (559 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Paul Feeney is a non-fiction writer specialising in British social history post-World War II, with an emphasis on the period 1945-1980. He is the author of non-fiction bestsellers 'A 1950s Childhood' and 'A 1960s Childhood'. His highly acclaimed latest book 'From Ration Book to Ebook: The Life and Times of the Post-War Baby Boomers' is tipped to become another social history bestseller.

'A 1950s Childhood in Pictures' is the picture book companion to Paul Feeney's original bestselling paperback book, 'A 1950s Childhood'.

More information about his books can be found at http://www.paulfeeney.co.uk

Follow Paul Feeney on Twitter @postwarhistory




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"...if you did grow up in the 1950s then you will find this book by Paul Feeney absolutely impossible to put down." --This England Magazine, Summer 2010 edition

Jeni Barnet raved about the book, 'A 1950s Childhood' by Paul Feeney, on her weekday afternoon show on LBC Radio (97.3F), "It's like opening up a paper bag of penny chews or sherbet lemons. It's so evocative. It's been dripped over. I've been reading it at every meal." --The Jeni Barnett Show on LBC Radio (97.3F),England, January 22, 2010.

'A 1950s Childhood' by Paul Feeney was featured as a good book reading suggestion in Woman's Weekly magazine. --Woman's Weekly Magazine, England, November 10, 2009.

'A 1950s Childhood' by Paul Feeney was the subject of a double-page feature article in the Daily Express newspaper. --Daily Express Newspaper, England, September 26, 2009.

About the Author

Paul Feeney was born in 1948, and therefore grew up during the 1950s. He is now a writer and part-time business consultant. His first book, on the local history of Highgate, was published in 2008.

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92 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful memories 2 Jun 2011
By Peter Gordon VINE VOICE
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I was aged six in 1950 and so much of what is written in this book, was part of my life. Despite pundits who try to tell those of us who grew up [or possibly not!] in the 1950's and 1960's, that life was no better then than now, I/we know better, it was much, much better!

The author can be congratulated for having included so much of our lives during that decade. It was a pleasure when wondering whether he would remember every little thing, for the most part, he did. What he did miss and I hope that he will forgive me, I set out here:

Ch.1 - I remember the horrible cod liver oil by the teaspoon full but also the wonderful product: Malt.

Food and Drink - it was the fashion to boil vegetables, particularly Greens until they contained little in the way of goodness. But salad stuff tasted better than the forced and much travelled stuff of today.

Healthcare - our young lifestyles kept us fit, but dentists, who were paid virtually on a 'piecework' basis, drilled and filled our teeth [sweet things were hard to come by] without good clinical reason on many occasions.

Radio/TV - one very popular song was Terry Scott's 'My Bruvver' - still very funny.

Childrens Hour - the magical voices of David Davies [Larry the Lamb etc].

Games and Hobbies - 'Catch a TIGER by his tale'. I don't think so!

School Holidays - the last day before the summer term, when you were allowed to bring board games etc, to school.

An excellent read.
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115 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Childhood re-visited! 23 Mar 2010
By Bonzo
Format:Paperback
This book invoked so many memories of a blissful type of growing-up compared to these more frenetic times where children don't enjoy adolescence because they are urged to grow up before being really ready for it. It makes you recall how gentle it all seemed, probably a hint of looking through rose-tinted glasses, but we grew up more or less able to cope with what life could throw at us. And no stress counsellors! Highly recommended for those who want to revisit their youth, a very good read.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories Renewed 12 May 2010
Format:Paperback
As a school friend remarked - "it was like someone had been looking over my shoulder". There were some memorable recollections which were revived in this book - some of which hadn't been thought about for many, many years.
I think it should be required reading for all children and grandchildren of those of my generation who grew up in the 1950's when everything was so much simpler.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley fantastic 18 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
This is one of the most fantastic books that i have read . It has transported me back to my childhood and bought back so many memories. I even purchased two more and gave them to my sisters as presents.

Really Really great
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars memories 19 Dec 2009
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Bought this for my sister. It will bring back memories and make us laugh at some of the things we used to do. Arrived on time and in excellent condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood of the 1950's 19 July 2010
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A most enjoyable read, a revisit of many things familiar to growing up in the UK in this decade and a springboard to writing down one's own memories of childhood.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of childhood 21 Oct 2009
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Excellent and well written. I can relate to more than 90% of contents and it brings back long lost memories of my childhood.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Many Happy Memories. 5 Mar 2010
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I just loved this book. It took me right back to my childhood.....wallowed in nostalgia!!!!
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Was disappointed as a fair chunk of the book is lists.
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thanks again looking forward to putting my feet up for a good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1950s childhood
I found this book very interesting. I wasn't born anywhere near the 50s but I am interested by this era so thought this book was great. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Laura
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a touch of nostalga
Published 13 days ago by Mrs Brenda Hobson
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good book brings back so many memories of my childhood
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars it's basically all the stuff I try to tell my ...
it's basically all the stuff I try to tell my children and grandchildren about 'the old days', but they don't get it , do they???, I hope they might read it when they're older !!!
Published 19 days ago by bibi
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely nostalgic read
As a 1950 child I found this book very nostalgic. I found, when described, the memory's came flooding back. It was such a delight to read. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
I love this book. As soon as I started to read it the memories of my childhood came flooding back. Well worth a read if you like nostalgia.
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