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A Brush With the Past: 1900 - 1950 The Years that Changed our Lives

ISBN: 9780370328393
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Number of pages: 112
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This wonderful gift book covers the most exciting, innovative period in history, featuring everything from the invention of the vacuum cleaner and bra to the splitting of the atom and the first computers. Shirley Hughes' rich narrative paintings and finely observed line illustrations are interwoven with fascinating details, capturing the atmosphere of the era. Stunning double-page spreads offer poignant snapshots of life, from an elegant Edwardian picnic to afternoon tea in the trenches during the First World War. Each spread is followed by a ‘scrapbook’ of the times, featuring fascinating details about domestic life and the events and innovations that shaped the modern world. This is an intimate book of stories within stories, told from the author's own personal experience.

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