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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (12 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752450123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752450124
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,584 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 latest book is the highly acclaimed bestseller 'From Ration Book to Ebook: The Life and Times of the Post-War Baby Boomers', which is now also available in paperback, repackaged and retitled 'The Baby Boomer Generation: A Lifetime of Memories'.

'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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'The author captures the atmosphere and furniture of the Sixties to perfection, even recreating a typical family Christmas of the time. Whether you were a child or an adult in that most eventful decade, this excellent book, with charming black-and-white illustrations, will throw up lots of talking points.' --This England, Summer 2010 issue.

About the Author

Paul Feeney is a writer and part-time business consultant. He has also written a local history of Highgate and A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ali S on 10 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was marvellous. It did exactly what I wanted it to do - took me by the hand all the way down memory lane and back again! I wanted to share it with everyone. Totally suitable for all born in the fifties. I would have liked a few more pictures, but the book was interesting, well researched and I loved every bit of it. I was sad whenit was over.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MummyBear55 on 6 May 2011
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This is a great bit of nostalgia for someone growing up in the 60s, the only downside is when it deteriorates from fun memories to lists of who did/sang what. We can find lists anywhere, the more fun bits are in the narrative that mentions things without descending into list-mania.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. P. Jay on 2 Jan. 2014
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This book says that it is aimed at people who were born `in or around' 1960. In fact, it suits better those who, like me, were born in the 1950s and, therefore, old enough to remember things like advertising jingles, pirate radio dancette record players (I tried my hardest to break my sister's.)

Mail came twice as day, milk as delivered to the door, the chimney sweep made a mess, homes were dangerous what with all those electrical gadgets all sourced from one adaptor plug. You made do with one dustbin - little packaging waste - which was empties once per week.

There were mods and rockers and Saturday morning pictures. Also Wimpy Bars and Berni Inns. You could play in the streets, using jump0ers as goal posts though there were lots of street games I didn't know.

Remember Sindy Dolls and Gaytime biscuits? I remember the run up to Bonfire night being more fun the night itself. I also remember the national Anthem at the end of a cinema programme, though I was anti-monarchist enough to leave just before it.

I remember the Parker 51 pen - mine got stolen.

Especially good was the praise of creative teachers who got you through the basics but who also gave time to lots of other stuff and made learning fun. Are you listening, Michael Gove?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bodie on 3 July 2011
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Although I grew up in 1960's Australia, a lot of the the book was relevant to my childhood. We got most of the same TV programs, played the same games, ate the same food,went to the cinema each Saturday, and disappeared after breakfast in the holidays, returning in time for tea. Brought back great memories of childhood in a simpler time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By benny on 27 Jan. 2013
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Brilliant, Really enjoyed reading it as I was born in the 1960's. It brought back memories of how free our childhood was
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ND on 17 Sept. 2011
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This book is a credit to the author, I could not put it down, its a great read for people who grew up in the 50's & 60's. Nothing was left out of this book, the author brought back great memories & really did a great job writing this
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrs julie k elliott on 6 May 2013
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Good childhood memories! If your a child of the 50's you will love this book, As i so did. It's fabulous. Just like my childhood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on 5 May 2013
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Brought back happy memories of things long forgotten. Makes you reminisce about a simpler way of life. I highly recommend this book.
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