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Carol Harris

& Mike Brown

Writing, walking and talking history

Life in the 1950s - Mike Brown

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The 1950s began in the shadow of War. In Britain, food was still rationed as the country strove to pay off the huge debts that were the legacy of war.

However by the end of the decade, the British had ‘never had it so good’, as prime Minister Harold MacMillan told them.

In this book, Mike Brown looks at some of the major aspects of living in Britain at that time of change; how ordinary people lived, worked and played, of the experiences of childhood, and of a new group - teenagers.

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