Having been born during the Second World War I regard this period as very much my time. My dad took me to the Festival of Britain in 1951. This was the start to me of a period when austerity was ending and there was intense optimism in the air. My school and student days were a joy. This book brings back a host of memories. Robert Opie's scrap books and his Gibson jigsaws have also given me immense pleasure. Highly recommended.