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.


Ysenda Maxtone Graham Book Cover


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