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Pie 'n' Mash and Prefabs : a 1950s Childhood.

Author: Norman Jacobs
Publisher: Chicago : John Blake, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these ""modern"" boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed, and humorous picture of a postwar Hackney childhood, Norman takes us back to an age of rationing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jacobs, Norman.
Pie 'n' Mash and Prefabs : A 1950s Childhood.
Chicago : John Blake, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Jacobs
ISBN: 9781784183578 1784183571
OCLC Number: 908092236
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CHAPTER ONE: WELFARE ORANGE AND MALT; CHAPTER TWO: MARBLES, CONKERS AND 'BASH-UPS'; CHAPTER THREE: RADIO FUN, CASEY JONES AND JACKETS FOR GOALPOSTS; CHAPTER FOUR: RATIONING, EEL PIES AND MUFFIN THE MULE; CHAPTER FIVE: HAMPSTEAD HEATH, DODGEMS AND THE FOUR-MINUTE MILE; CHAPTER SIX: BUTLIN'S, WARNER'S AND CLACTON PIER; CHAPTER SEVEN: JELLY AND ICE CREAM; CHAPTER EIGHT: KNOCK KNEES, LAUGHING GAS AND NITS; CHAPTER NINE: CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING AND GANGS; CHAPTER TEN: MICK MCMANUS, JUKE BOX JURY AND BREAKING THE LAW. CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE COLDEST WINTER, GREEN SHIELD STAMPS AND DOUBLE DIAMONDCHAPTER TWELVE: MILITARY PICKLE AND THE MOULIN ROUGE; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: PROFUMO, KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: BEATLEMANIA, READY STEADY GO! AND PIRATE RADIO; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: GOODBYE; Plates; Copyright.

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Set against a backdrop of Rock 'n' Roll, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy, funny, poignant and sometimes sad, Norman's is a story full of innocence and happiness  Read more...

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