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Our hidden lives : the everyday diaries of a forgotten Britain, 1945-1948

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Ebury Press, ©2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1936 the Mass Observation Project was set up. The idea was that ordinary people would record, in diary form, what happened in their everyday lives. Simon Garfield has woven a tapestry of diary entries, focusing mainly on six characters, in the period from 1945 to 1950. The result is moving, intriguing, funny and at times heart-breaking.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 0091896959 9780091896959 0091897335 9780091897338
OCLC Number: 318246071
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 536 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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The result is a moving, intriguing, funny, at times heartbreaking book - unashamedly populist in the spirit of Forgotten Voices or indeed Margaret Forster's Diary of an Ordinary Woman.  Read more...

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"I haven't read a more engrossing book in years ... a triumph of sympathetic editing" * Sunday Times * "These are invaluable records of quiet lives, sometimes despairing, often moving, occasionally Read more...

 
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