This book is the result of letting 80 women spend a year and a half recording their memories of life in Britain during the pivotal period 1946-1969. During this time, the country moved from liberty bodices to mini skirts and from ration books to ready meals. It saw the emergence of youth culture, the comprehensive education system, conspicuous consumerism and feminism. Over a hundred photographs evoke the essence of the era. but this book is more than just a collection of women's memories. At the end of each chapter is the brief that the volunteers were given when working on that topic. This can be applied to other time frames and will help the reader to write reminiscences of their own.
The women who took part came from a variety of social, economic and geographical backgrounds.. The author has woven together the words of this disparate group of volunteers, using direct quotations from their reminiscences wherever possible, to reveal this era, as seen through their eyes,. The result is a many faceted perspective of life at the time. The book allows those born after 1969 to gain an understanding of what life was like for earlier generations. If you lived through this era yourself, you will find yourself exclaiming. I remember that' on every page.