British Summer Time Begins:
The School Summer Holidays 1930-1980

British Summer Time Begins is a revealing and nostalgic portrait of twentieth century Britain: how we spent the summer, how families functioned, the character of our houses, gardens and streets, and what children did all day.

Interviewing a wide range of people from different social backgrounds all over the United Kingdom, Ysenda Maxtone Graham has collected a vast trove of first-hand childhood recollections of summer, from sepia 1930s to the garishly-coloured 1970s, capturing a recent but vanishing world.

Ysenda will be in conversation with Neela Mann of Warwick Words.

Due to technical difficulties beyond our control we apologise that the picture and sound go out of sync during this recording.

 

Ysenda Maxtone Graham Book Cover

 

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