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Social History of the Twenties and Thirties
on 8 July 2008
Martin Pugh has amassed a great deal of information about the attitudes and social mores of the ordinary people throughout Britain in the Twenties and Thirties and made it accessible and even enjoyable. The 'celebrities' such as the Duff-Coopers and the Mountbattens are there, but the strength of the book lies in the insights it gives into the lives of ordinary people going about their work and leisure. There is rigour as references are scrupulously given, but there is also an easy and friendly style which makes the 400 plus pages pass quite quickly.