Saturday, 13 February 2010

The Intimate Thirties

If anyone adores the 1930s like myself then this might be the book for you.

The Thirties An Intimate History has been described as one of the most insightful and colourful contributions to the research and detail of the social history of the 1930s.

Rather then focusing on the historic more professional academic mind, this insight into the flirty decade is retold through the words and the world of its citizens through their journey through life, marriage, death, birth control and social upheaval from the working class to royalty.

Uncovering the real life led by British citizens pre world war two, the hidden facts of the era are uncovered the 994 pages are just drowning in detail. I haven't had chance to buy/read it myself as of yet but every review I've stumbled across absolutely recommends it - even the Sunday Times Culture Magazine, which says something.

[The Thirties An Intimate History by Juliet Gardiner RRP £30 available from Amazon]


  1. What a great book, definately one I'll look out for.

    My decade is the 1920s. I( love the fashion, architecture, class... if I could go back in time I would go there!

  2. sounds fascinating! thanks for the recommendation!

  3. i'm such a history buff that i would love to read something like this. i always enjoy a book that gives a first-hand account to an era.
    xox alison

  4. That looks a cracking read! I found a 1930's edition of Harper's Bazaar at a boot sale and the styling in there is stupendous.
    Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. oh this is so going on my wish list.

  6. I know - it looks so good, I know if I see it in Waterstones when I next pop in its going to be so hard to walk away from it - seeing its half the price on amazon!

  7. Oh wow, now this looks like a must have book! Thanks for spotlighting it!