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A 1950s Childhood Special Edition
From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping

by Paul Feeney


A nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up in Britain in the 1950s.

Paperback book (with 58 b/w illustrations)

Also available to download as an ebook from most online booksellers.

Bestseller Book Charts:

#1 - Amazon Non-fiction.
Spring 2011 / Dec 2012

#1 - Amazon 'Biographies'.
Spring 2011 / Dec 2012 / Jan 2013

#1 - Amazon 'History'.
Jan / Feb 2012 / Jan 2013

#1 - Kindle 'History'.
Jan / Feb 2013 Jan / Feb 2016 / Dec 2019

#1 - Kindle 'World History'.
Jan / Feb 2012 / Oct 2018 / Dec 2019

#1 - Kindle 'Biographies'. Jan 2013 / Jan 2016

#1 - Kindle 'Historical Biographies'.
June / July 2012 / Oct / Nov / Dec 2012 /
Jan - Jul 2013 / Sept 2013 / Jan / Feb / Mar 2016 / Dec 2019

#1 - WH Smith ‘World History’ - April 2015

#1 - WH Smith ‘Society’ - Sept / Oct 2015

#1 - Kindle ‘Popular Culture’
Nov / Dec 2015 / Jan / Feb / Mar 2016

#1 - Kindle 'UK History'
Mar / April 2017 / Dec 2019

#1 - Amazon 'Most Gifted in Great Britain History' - April / May / June 2020

#1 - Amazon 'World History' - Oct 2020

#1 - Amazon 'Social and Urban History Biographies' - May / June 2021

#1 - Amazon 'British Historical Biographies' - Oct 2020 / No.1 from March to August 2021

#1 - Amazon 'Great Britain History' - June 2021

#1 - Amazon 'History References' - Sept / Oct 2021

Synopsis

Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood seems like yesterday. From waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing in a tin bath by the fire and spoonfuls of cod-liver oil, home life was very different to today. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade, whether in town or country, wealth or poverty. With chapters on games and hobbies, holidays, music and fashion, the wonderful memories and delightful illustrations will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life.

A 1950s CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDITION
ISBN-10: 0750997370
ISBN-13:  9780750997379
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback 216 x 138mm
224 + 16 pages (58 b/w illustrations)
Language: English
Publication date: 01 June 2021


Available from all good bookshops including W H Smith, Foyles, and Waterstones, and all online booksellers including Amazon. Also available as an ebook from online booksellers.

Original No.1 Bestseller
paperback edition . . .









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A 1950s Childhood by Paul Feeney

Reviews:

A 1950s Childhood by Paul Feeney was the subject of a double-page feature article in The Daily Express Newspaper and subsequently became the bestselling book of the year (2009) for Express Newspapers Bookshop (read part of article).

"...if you did grow up in the 1950s then you will find this book by Paul Feeney absolutely impossible to put down."
This England magazine, Summer 2010 edition

Jeni Barnett raved about the book, 'A 1950s Childhood' by Paul Feeney, during her weekday afternoon show on LBC Radio (97.3FM), January 22, 2010, “It’s like opening up a paper bag of penny chews or sherbet lemons. It’s so evocative. It’s been dripped over. I’ve been reading it at every meal.”

'A 1950s Childhood' by Paul Feeney was featured as a good book reading suggestion in Woman's Weekly magazine, November 10, 2009.



Amazon Reviews:
“Wonderful memories - Absolutely fantastic - So many memories - A really wonderful stroll down memory lane - Hugely enjoyable - A great social insight - Pure nostalgia - Great book for people of that era - Brilliant book - A must read - Brilliant read - True to life - A fantastic read - Loved this book - A nostalgia triumph - Great walk down memory lane - Fabulous read - Nostalgia by the bucketful - Excellent and well written ”

Paul Feeney Author

No.1 Bestseller