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    DescriptionMax Arthur, bestselling author of the hugely popular Forgotten Voices series, recaptures the day-to-day lives of working people in the Edwardian era. The Edwardian era is often eclipsed in the popular imagination by the Victorian age that preceded it and World War I that followed. In this wonderful work, Max Arthur redresses this imbalance, combining oral history and images from the rediscovered Edwardian Mitchell and Kenyon film footage to give voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities, factories and seasides of Britain. This extraordinary period was fuelled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies we now take for granted. The extremes of this upstairs-downstairs world prompted a huge upsurge in political activity, and the Edwardian age saw the rise of socialism and the emergence of the suffragette movement. These years are made all the more poignant by our knowledge that World War I was imminent and this time of optimistic development would be brutally cut short. This exciting work draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life, capturing the first generation that were able to record their lives on film and imbuing them with an emotional immediacy.


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    Title
    Lost Voices of the Edwardians
    Subtitle
    1901-1910 in Their Own Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Arthur
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007216147
    ISBN 10: 0007216149
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBTD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 941.0823
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DB, 3JJC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.08230922
    LC classification: DA566.4 .A77 2007
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHTD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBA
    Illustrations note
    (b/w integrated illustrations - c. 65)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    28 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Max Arthur served with the RAF and he has written several best-selling oral history books about twentieth-century history in war and peacetime. He lectures on strategy and leadership and writes for the Independent. His previous books include 'Above All', 'Courage', 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War', 'Forgotten Voices of the Second World War', 'Symbol of Courage: A History of the Victoria Cross' and 'Lost Voices of the Royal Navy'.
    Review quote
    Praise for Max Arthur: 'An extraordinary and immensely moving book.' Stephen Fry 'The words are as fresh as if they were written yesterday...extraordinary.' Deborah Moggach 'What emerges from these hundreds of forgotten voices is not change but continuity - the essence of a national character which survived two world wars and survives today.' Daily Mail 'Another of Max Arthur's splendid oral histories, giving the undiluted voices literally of princes and paupers...this is a rich and informative read.' BBC History Magazine 'Fascinating and sometimes touching...Max Arthur vividly recreates the world of our great-grandparents...' Image Magazine 'Max Arthur is a researcher with a huge appetite for the almost forgotten..."Lost Voices" penetrates to the core of Edwardian Life - a marvellous evocation of a neglected era.' Oxford Times