When I Was a Nipper: The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain

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When I Was a Nipper: The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain

In When I Was a Nipper Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society. With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today

Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from World War 2, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience. 'Mustn't grumble' was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Peppered with wonderful archive photographs and advertisements, When I Was a Nipper takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs.

As we move towards a global economy, as communities fragment and customs are lost, When I Was a Nipper captures a world that is fast receding into history. It's powerfully nostalgic for those who remember those days, but it's also Alan's timely call to all recession-hit Brits to heed the lessons of austerity Britain: 'make do and mend' 'look on the bright side' and 'take the knocks on the chin'.


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Title When I Was a Nipper: The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain
Author Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN-13 9781849901529
ISBN-10 1849901529
Publisher BBC Books
Language English
Edition When I Was a Nipper: The Way We Were in Disappear
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 126 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 352