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'Brave New Britain' is a fascinating record of post-war life from The Francis Frith Collection. From austerity and prefabs to rock 'n' roll and holiday camps, revisit the heady days of the 1950s and 60s in the pages of this fascinating and colourful book. In 1953 a national newspaper crowed to its readers: 'All This - and Everest too!' Britain was on top of the world, enjoying not only the achievements of the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in scaling the world's highest peak, but also celebrating the new Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation. But the post-war years were also times of austerity and sometimes painful change. The stunning archive photographs in 'Brave New Britain' reveal the changing face of British life in the 1950s and 60s. They show how a country that had won the war now went about winning the peace, ushering an age of opportunity, equality and prosperity, and banishing memories of pre-war hardship. As well as being a delight for the nostalgic and a superb picture book, 'Brave New Britain' is indispensable reading for everybody who is interested in how we became the way we are.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 128 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-85937-562-4
  • Printed to order

Free Mounted Photo Print with this book!

A Frith photo print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print. Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

The perfect, personalised gift

Add a dedication to the title page

Add a personal dedication to the title page - free of charge. Most of our books are printed individually to order. You can add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake. This is a great option for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement.

" I ordered a book with a personalised touch (from my youngest kids to their grandma). Having the option to personalise is one of the reasons I bought it. It was promptly delivered, no fuss, no delays. An absolutely beautiful pictorial historical account of my Mum's home town, which I am sure she will be delighted with.

Thank you very much Francis Frith."

Michael Berryman

Places Featured In This Book

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