Sing as We Go Britain Between the Wars

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Publisher's Synopsis

'An epic new history . . . a work of epic scholarship, breathtaking range, and piercing originality' Daily Express

'An astonishing achievement of narrative history . . . I think the word is "magisterial".' Spectator


'Excellent, thorough, detailed and combatively argued.' Sunday Times

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Sing As We Go
is an astonishingly ambitious overview of the political, social and cultural history of the country from 1919 to 1939.


It explores and explains the politics of the period, and puts such moments of national turmoil as the General Strike of 1926 and the Abdication Crisis of 1936 under the microscope. It offers pen portraits of the era's most significant figures. It traces the changing face of Britain as cars made their first mass appearance, the suburbs sprawled, and radio and cinema became the means of mass entertainment. And it probes the deep divisions that split the nation: between the haves and have-nots, between warring ideological factions, and between those who promoted accommodation with fascism in Europe and those who bitterly opposed it.
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'Magisterial . . . an extraordinary achievement.' Literary Review

'A masterful portrayal of political, social and cultural upheaval between the wars.' Daily Mail

Book information

ISBN: 9781804940983
Publisher: Cornerstone
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.083
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 949
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 814g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 40mm