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Beatniks and Beehives The Swinging Sixties by Bob Dewar

Beatniks and Beehives The Swinging Sixties

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December 2012 Book of the Month.

This is a wonderfully warm and humorous homage that captures the spirit of the grooviest decade ever in over a hundred pen and ink drawings by Bob Dewar. A decade when everyone (well, almost everyone) turned on, tuned in and dropped out - or at least just hung loose. Pefect for any nostalgic, still young at heart, swinger or hippy, all those cats and chicks who lived through the era as well as all those who dig the style, verve and panache of the Swinging Sixties. Bob Dewar is also the bestselling author of Soor Plooms and Sair Knees: Growing up in Scotland after the War.


Beatniks and Beehives The Swinging Sixties by Bob Dewar

The Sixties put an end to drab post-war austerity in a psychedelic explosion of colour, fashion, music, new attitudes and revolution (sexual and otherwise). From Flower Power, The Beatles, Mary Quant and G Plan furniture to marijuana, mini skirts, flush panel doors, Pan's People and the hostess trolley.

About the Author

Bob Dewar

Bob Dewar was born in Edinburgh and was first published nationally when he was sixteen. As well as books for Black and White, Birlinn and Oxford University Press, his work has appeared in The Scottish Field and Holyrood magazine and The Scotch Malt Whisky newsletter. He has had exhibitions in Edinburgh and Italy, and for fifteen years did political and social commentary for The Scotsman. He is married to novelist Isla Dewar and has a son, and a golden retriever.

Author Photo © Laura Nichol

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Publication date

5th November 2012


Bob Dewar

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Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General


111 pages


Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
The Real World




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