Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (30 of 36)


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The Female Few: Spitfire Heroines of the Air Trans&hellip by Jacky Hyams
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girls in the air, 26 Oct 2012
So pleased I read this book...I never knew that women had transported planes around the country during the Second World War. It must have been hard to track down the few remaining women in order to get this book together, but I'm glad the author did. Their lively stories really kept me gripped and it makes you think about how cushy we've got it today!
Jennifer Saunders - the Biography by Jacky Hyams
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
So strong is the comic character for which she's best known that it's easy to forget Jennifer Saunders exists in her own right and is not simply Edina Ronay. However, this well written and researched biography shows that that there is indeed a lot more to Jennifer than her car crash Ab Fab creation. As a fan of celeb biographies I'd say this is up there with the best of them. Highly enjoyable and informative.
Bombsites and Lollipops: My 1950s East End Childho&hellip by Jacky Hyams
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Through this intimate portrait of her family's life in Shacklewell Lane, Hackney from 1945 to the 1960s Jacky Hyams has managed to create a revealing piece of social history. She recollects a time when Londoners lived cheek-by-jowl in multi-occupancy flats, where filling a bath meant hours of boiling kettles on the stove and where visiting a doctors without having to pay for the privilege was a wonderful new invention.
But as well as skilfully charting this momentous time of social change, just as compelling are the expertly sketched larger-than-life characters who make up the writers family. There's dad `Ginger', a boozed-up illegal street bookie who does business in the pubs… Read more

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