Copyright © Paul Feeney 2013 -
A 1950s Childhood
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 illustrations)
Also available to download as an ebook from most online booksellers.
Bestseller Book Charts:
Spring 2011 / Dec 2012
Spring 2011 / Dec 2012 / Jan 2013
Jan / Feb 2012 / Jan 2013
Jan / Feb 2013 Jan / Feb 2016 / Dec 2019
Jan / Feb 2012 / Oct 2018 / Dec 2019
Jan 2013 / Jan 2016
June / July 2012 / Oct / Nov / Dec 2012 /
Nov / Dec 2015 / Jan / Feb / Mar 2016
Mar / April 2017 / Dec 2019
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-
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
174 x 111mm, 224 pages
Publication date: 07 Sept 2009
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.
Special Edition paperback
now available . . .
A 1950s Childhood by Paul Feeney was the subject of a double-
"...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 -
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