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The Thirties: An Intimate History

Juliet Gardiner examines this
restless, uncertain, ambitious decade.

Thirties Britain was a land of contrasts, at once a nation rendered hopeless by the global Depression, unemployment and international tensions, yet also a place of suburban home owners aspiring to have a baby Austin in the garage. In this talk, Juliet Gardiner examines this restless, uncertain, ambitious decade through the experiences she has found in newspapers, memoirs, letters and diaries. She will look at the British people of the 1930s, part-mesmerised by modernism, leisure, glamour and sensation yet, at the same time, imbued with a pervasive awareness of loss of Britain's influence in the world and of accepted
political, social and cultural signposts.

Juliet Gardiner is a former editor of History Today. She has been an academic and publisher, and is now a full-time author and broadcaster. Her most recent books include Wartime: Britain 1939-1945, The Thirties: An Intimate History and The Blitz: The British Under Attack.

'This is history as told through a carefully woven web of stories, relayed by a consummate storyteller...the resulting portrait is...energetic and colourful.'
— The Observer on The Thirties: An Intimate History

This event is organised in partnership with Newham Bookshop


Dr Juliet Gardiner | talks


Date and Time:

3 March 2011 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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