The Best Days of Our Lives

The Best Days of Our Lives : School Life in Post-War Britain

3.55 (9 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Following the disruption, hardship and challenges of the Second World War, the post-war years brought a sense of optimism and excitement, with families at last enjoying peacetime. This new book follows the lives of the nation's schoolchildren through the two decades following the war years, recalling what it was like for those experiencing the creation of a new school system; a system underpinned by the introduction of the 11 plus exam and the provision of free secondary education for all. Combining personal reminiscences with a lively description of what was going on in the wider world of British education, Simon Webb provides a vivid and entertaining picture of school life during in the 1940s and '50s which is sure to bring back nostalgic memories for all who remember the best days of their lives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 14mm | 260g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 8 Plates, black and white
  • 0752486373
  • 9780752486376
  • 1,353,484

About Simon Webb

Simon Webb regularly writes for various newspapers and magazines including the "Daily Telegraph" and the "Times Educational Supplement." He is also the author of a number of books ranging from archaeology to local history.show more

Rating details

9 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 22% (2)
4 33% (3)
3 33% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 11% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X