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White Boots & Miniskirts - A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties: The follow up to Bombsites and Lollipops
 
 

White Boots & Miniskirts - A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties: The follow up to Bombsites and Lollipops [Kindle Edition]

Jacky Hyams
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London, 1966, was a time when anything seemed possible, especially for a young, free-spirited girl in search of adventure. With pop music, fashion and youth culture at its height London was the most ‘swinging’ city on earth and the outlook was optimistic. In the follow-up to her bestselling memoir Bombsites and Lollipops, Jacky Hyams takes a look back to the years that changed Britain forever. A time of miniskirts, sexual-freedom, and spies from behind the Iron Curtain. But the excitement of the Swinging Sixties was to only last a decade and by 1970 things had turned bleaker. With wry humor and honesty, Jacky tells how the revolutionary fervor became the cash-strapped Seventies and how her search for love and success bridged the two.

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Jacky Hyams is a Brighton based journalist and best selling non fiction author. She has been writing for a wide range of mass market newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia for several years.

Her passion for 20th Century history led to the publication of her two best selling personal memoirs about post WW2 London: Bombsites and Lollipops, published by John Blake Publishing in 2011 and White Boots & Mini Skirts: A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties, published in February 2013, also by Blake Publishing.

Jacky's third historically related title, The Female Few: Spitfire Pilots of the ATA, was published by The History Press in 2012 followed by her unique history of Britain's WW2 female munitions workers, Bomb Girls: Britain's Secret Army, published in 2013 by John Blake Publishing.

Her latest book, Frances: The Tragic Bride, tells the unold true story of the life of Reggie Kray's first wife, Frances Shea, published by John Blake Publishing in September 2014. Based on interviews and documents that have never been made public before, the story provides an original and fresh perspective on life in the Kray Twins' inner circle -- and the troubled life of the innocent young woman at its centre.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TYPICAL 60'S / 70'S 22 April 2013
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I REALLY ENJOYED THIS FOLLOW UP TO BOMB-SITES AND LOLLIPOPS, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE RE-LIVING MY OWN TEEN YEARS AND EARLY TWENTIES, I DO HOPE THERE IS A FOLLOW UP TO THIS BOOK TOO, THE AUTHOR JACKY HYMAS WAS FRANK AND PULLED NO PUNCHES, ABOUT THE FREE LOVE ERA, IT MADE ME LAUGH, IN PLACES, THANK YOU JACKY FOR SUCH GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, *****
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia at its best 7 April 2013
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Having been born in the early 50's I found this book extremely interesting.
A real trip down memory lane. Thanks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 18 May 2014
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Could not put this book down. Kept reading 'just a little more'. When the author mentioned the pop groups and music it stirred up lots of memories for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD 28 April 2013
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WHAT CAN I SAY A REALLY REALLY ENJOYABLE BOOK. IT WAS AN EASY READ COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN LOVED IT DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. JUST WISHED IT HAD BEEN A LONGER BOOK
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely travel back in time 3 April 2013
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A trip back to my era! How true to the times Jacky's recollections are.
It really was a specila era the 60/s.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 3 May 2013
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I was looking forward to re-living memories of my teenage years in the sixties but sadly there were few if any in this book. There was the odd reference or two to events of that period and a few names were dropped in. I would not have known which period in recent history the book was set without these references and names. It could have been set at any period over the last fifty years. Sorry but it came across as just a girlie gossip. Very disappointing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 Jun 2014
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I lived through the sixties so I enjoyed this book. I could relate to it! Well written so could recommend to any lady that experienced the 1960's
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4.0 out of 5 stars Phew!!! 22 May 2014
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This wasn't what I expected, but I could relate to some of it. She was a very determined, strong willed lady, and it makes very interesting reading, how times have changed, I think for the better with regard to some things.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars White boots and miniskirts
Another really great book. Thoroughly enjoyed this second book by this author. A must read!! Get you reminiscing about your youth.
Published 11 days ago by Unknown
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Enjoyed
Published 26 days ago by j crane
3.0 out of 5 stars Swinging Sixties ??
I was a teenager during the sixties and feel it did not give a true picture as I remember it
Published 2 months ago by DO DO
3.0 out of 5 stars Swinging?
All I can say is I am glad I was only a child in the 60's. I found the lifestyle depicted in tis book sad and shallow.
Published 2 months ago by Thea
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read
Once I started reading couldn't put it down I lived near jacky hyams in the 1950 's I felt as if I was reliving my youth through her
Published 3 months ago by sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
A great follow up book that was so nostalgic.
Published 3 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
Thank you for reminding me of the fab 60,s and 70,s I took the same route as you in London still at it just come back from China near 70 and single
Published 5 months ago by Jeannie Lynne Lovelock
5.0 out of 5 stars concidence
my wife was born in Hitchin as her mother had been evacuated during the blitz ;hey returned to london and lived in a terrace house close to kingsland road Dalston. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ernie
4.0 out of 5 stars Holiday read
Brilliant read very funny and a great look in to the times wish I'd lived them lol a must buy
Published 5 months ago by lynda warren
4.0 out of 5 stars Good follow up....
This is a good follow up story to previous book. But a bit like the first it stops dead so no doubt a third book is on the horizon. Read more
Published 6 months ago by elaine-u
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