- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Bodley Head; 1st. Edition : 1st. Printing edition (6 Oct. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0370328396
- ISBN-13: 978-0370328393
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.4 x 33 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 399,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Brush With The Past: 1900-1950 The years that changed our lives Hardcover – 6 Oct 2005
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"Shirley Hughes has created a new kind of non-fiction with this combination of sketchbook and history book . . . The ecleticism of the drawings inescapably places the grave and the frivolous side by side, but the book offers not only a useful timeline but also a valuable guide to how history used to look" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)
"There is much to reflect on . . . This is a fascinating book for children and adults" (Kate Agnew Guardian)
"A fascinating personal selection . . . One for the whole family to talk about" (Carousel)
"Richly narrative paintings and finely observed line illustrations are interwoven with fascinating details, capturing the atmosphere of an extraordinarily exciting era" (Good Book Guide)
"Brings the past to life in a new way" (Julia Eccleshare Front Row, BBC Radio 4)
This wonderful gift book covers the most exciting, innovative period in history, featuring everything from the invention of the vacuum cleaner and bra to the splitting of the atom and the first computers.See all Product Description
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For those who have lived through part of the era covered, it must bring back loads of memories. It would be an ideal coffee table book! For those of us who have heard about it, or have studied it, it is a delight!
Buy it, and enjoy.
(By the way - note added later - the youngsters who received it as a School prize have reported back that they loved it and spent a good deal of time perusing the fascinating pages!)