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Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes

Large Print
(640 Pages)
Product Number: LP3647
Released: 01 Jan, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510017924
Publisher: W F Howes
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Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

Author(s): Virginia Nicholson
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2016

Professional reviews

"Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s - a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. ‘Nicholson handles her material with confidence, sympathy and, ultimately, optimism that for most women things have improved, so that the abiding emotion is not gloom but, in my case, admiration for my mother's generation and gratitude that it was so much better for ours.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘The achievements of the women in this book haunt us and move us to admiration.’ GUARDIAN"

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