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Nostalgia: general

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Fashion in the 1960s

Fashion in the 1960s

Author: Daniel Milford-Cottam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Perhaps more so than any other decade, the Sixties had the broadest impact on the twentieth century Western world. Across society, culture, and the arts, youth voices rose to prominence and appeared to have the greatest influence in new fashions and trends. Mature polished elegance was replaced by young liveliness as the fashionable ideal. Although only the most daring young followers of fashion wore the tiny miniskirts and borderline-unwearable plastic and metal outfits publicized in the press, stylish and smart fashion was increasingly available to all, with an emphasis on self-expression taking precedence over outward conformity. New style icons such as the teenage model Twiggy combined girl-next-door looks with trendy outfits that felt both aspirational and accessible, whilst popular culture, be it music or screen, heavily influenced mainstream fashion. In this beautifully illustrated book, fashion historian Daniel Milord-Cottam offers a concise guide to the changing styles and trends across the decade, which are vividly brought to life by a range of stunning contemporary images.

Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles

Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles

Author: Ray Westlake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Newly revised and updated, 'Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles' records the titles worn throughout the British Army by units of the Regular, Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteer, Territorial and Cadet forces. Details of some two thousand patterns are set out in the text and illustrated by photographs from the author's unique collection. Ray Westlake is a recognised authority on British Army lineage and gives dates of formation, amalgamation, disbandment and changes in designation for all regiments. 'Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles' is recognised by collectors and military historians alike as the definitive reference work. Today, some sixteen years after it first appeared, the book remains the only reliable guide to an increasingly popular form of collecting. This edition, with two supplements, brings it abreast of the last round of mergers and amalgamations.

Tumshie The Forgotten Turnip Lantern

Tumshie The Forgotten Turnip Lantern

Author: Mark Mechan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2020

Tumshie is the story of a dad and son making old fashioned Halloween lanterns and a costume together. The story is set today in Scotland, and it's inspired by how a Scottish Halloween used to be celebrated. Back when Halloween meant 'guising' (today that is trick or treating) and 'dooking for apples' (bobbing for apples) and carving out a tumshie (Scots for turnip) was a rite of passage for Scottish children who needed the strength of an ox and the stubbornness of a donkey.

The Best of Bob Byrne's Boomer Columns

The Best of Bob Byrne's Boomer Columns

Author: Bob Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2020

Beautifully nostalgic Adelaide stories - originally published in Byrne's hugely popular Boomer column in the Adelaide Advertiser - now available in one bumper book. Remember `Futuro'? The `flying-saucer' building on Melbourne Street, North Adelaide in the 1970s and'80s? Or Don Dervan who brought the American dream to Adelaide with a `car hop' service when awaitresses would rollerskate to your car, take your order and return later with a tray which was thenattached to, and rested on the driver's side window? Did you recite the Oath of Allegiance to Queenand Country? Salute the Union Jack and march to the strains of `Rule Britannia'? Take a gloriouslysentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us - through his Boomer articles andimages - the Adelaide of yesteryear that we still dearly love.

The Portsdown and Horndean Light Railway Then and Now

The Portsdown and Horndean Light Railway Then and Now

Author: Robert Hind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020

A 1950s Housewife Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s

A 1950s Housewife Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s

Author: Sheila Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the `old days', and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.

5-Year Gratitude Journal Large - 6 x 9 Memory Book

5-Year Gratitude Journal Large - 6 x 9 Memory Book

Author: I S Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

SRSLY Good 13 Comforting Family Recipes

SRSLY Good 13 Comforting Family Recipes

Author: Jamie Love Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2019

Postcard From The Past

Postcard From The Past

Author: Tom Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards. 'Sublimely funny' Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups 'My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!' Jill Mansell 'This book is an absolute treat' Holly Walsh 'Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince 'A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson 'Six by four inch portions of pure heaven' Rachel Johnson 'Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy' Samira Ahmed 'One of Twitter's most nourishing concepts - each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play' Danny Baker 'Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious' Emma Freud 'One of the saddest and funniest picture books you're ever likely to read' Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia 'Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound' Danny Wallace 'A book of rare and genuine beauty' James O'Brien, LBC

Mixbury gals and pals Memories of a country childhood

Mixbury gals and pals Memories of a country childhood

Author: Daphne Bowers, Susan Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

The village of Mixbury is situated at the most northern point of Oxfordshire. Set in rolling countryside, it sits alongside the now abandoned Great Central Railway. Surrounded by fields, rivers, woodlands and farmyards, Mixbury was the perfect place to grow up. Mixbury Gals and Pals uncovers the childhood memories of a dozen village inhabitants, who grew up in post-war Britain, during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. It is a nostalgic view of a rural childhood where homemade games and bike rides led to outdoor adventures and a fair share of mischief. Living near to the Great Central provided an exciting place to visit and the chance to see steam engines up close. From tales of the village Home Guard and celebrations of the Queen's Coronation, to changing the signals for the stationmaster, living in Mixbury offered the youngsters plenty to keep them interested and occupied. A way of life which now remains only in memories.

The Deer's Bandanna

The Deer's Bandanna

Author: David Oates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2019

Section N Underpass

Section N Underpass

Author: David Henningham Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Carlton Krane arrives in the living room of his new home courtesy of an unexpected detour into the Section N Underpass. The multi-coloured carpets, hypnotic-patterned wallpaper and the Cortina in the garage indicate a reversal of time. Drawn to the utility room by the swirling sound of the twin-tub washing machine, he discovers a shoebox full of typewritten documents - documents containing details of advertising, leisure, lifestyle and entertainment from yester-years. Section N Underpass - the 'N' stands for Nostalgia - existing in the past... a reality! Tag-along with Carlton Krane whilst enjoying nostalgic straplines, stories, facts, photos and sketches. Section N Underpass is full-on nostalgia without lumps, fat or gristle - guaranteed! Every page will make you smile, giggle or laugh out loud. A must read for anyone who enjoys regular trips back down memory lane.