5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
@@ Love it - my ideal way of learning social history @@,
This review is from: Radio 4's History of Private Life (BBC Radio 4) (Audio CD)
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I am sure there are other examples of this type of bringing history to life but this is the first I have listened to, and I have listenend to it more than once! Hearing other peoples voices recounting their lives is somehow more personal than just reading it (and hearing it in your own mind). When I read stories or accounts of times gone by I always try and be there with the author, which is often easier with a novel than a history book. This is the first time I have read history with my eyes closed - so to speak - and I found I was seeing their stories so much more clearly. There are numerous stories interspersed with contemporary tunes and it is a slicky produced as you would expect from a Radio 4 production. I missed this when it was aired - but have rediscovered my enjoyment of Radio 4!