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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written fifteen books, including The City of London, a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and W.G.’s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman vs. the Players at Lord’s in July 1898. He is currently a visiting professor at Kingston University.

Austerity Britain, the first in David Kynaston’s four-part history of Britain from 1945-1979, was published by Bloomsbury to absolutely unprecedented acclaim on 7th May 2007. Family Britain, published by Bloomsbury in November 2009 and in paperback in May 2010, offers an unrivalled take on a largely cohesive, ordered, still very hierarchical society gratefully starting to move away from the painful hardships of the 1940s towards domestic ease and affluence.

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Modernity Britain Book Two: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 by David Kynaston
Modernity Britain Book Two: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62
David Kynaston
The latest volume in David Kynaston’s brilliant series of volumes documenting our post-war history, taking us to 1962, Modernity Britain is an effortless blend of the personal and the political - if only all histories were this good. Like...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
Family Britain, 1951-1957 by David Kynaston
Family Britain, 1951-1957
David Kynaston
Starting with Austerity Britain, volume one, took us from 1945 to 1951 and we rejoin David Kynaston with the second volume of his post-war history of Britain. Family Britain takes us up to 1957; this is history in every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2009

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