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Non Airbrushed History,
This review is from: Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Postwar Britain (Paperback)
I could not put this fascinating book down . I am sorry that some readers have have found references to anti-semitism & black people offensive ( I too was taken aback st times by some of the diarists comments ) , but as I've said in my title , this is history that has not been airbrushed .
There are many parallells with modern life , such as crime , poor conditions in hospitals , etc .
I would strongly recommend this book to all those with an interest in social history & it is as well to remember that times & attitudes do change . That was then then , this is now . Not to read this this book because of offensive comments will result in missing out on an excellent selection of how ordinary people lived & thought then .