A skillfully woven tapestry of diary entries of ordinary Britons in the rarely discussed but pivotal period of 1945 to 1948. The result is a moving digest of thoughts and emotions in the post-war period.
Review "'I love these diaries. They have the attraction of being stories, but REAL stories... Better than any novel.' Margaret Forster; 'A lovely book. It will appeal to... anyone who appreciates the richness and diversity of human experience.' Tony Benn; 'Utterly engrossing, better than any kind of reality TV.' Gavin Esler; 'Funny, vivid, touching, angry, thoughtful - every page is a delight. This is definitely no. 1 on my present list to give to everyone in the coming year.' Jenny Uglow, author of The Lunar Men"
About the Author Simon Garfield is an award-winning feature writer on the Observer and author of two previous books of oral history, both highly acclaimed. His study of Aids in Britain, The End of Innocence, was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the bestselling Mauve was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'a book about science which also happens to be a miniature work of art'. His most recent work, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week.