19 December 1985
Show More ‘The Good War’: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel.
Hamish Hamilton, 589 pp., £12.95, March 1985, 0 241 11493 4Show More
Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing up in the Fifties edited by Liz Heron.
Virago, 248 pp., £4.95, June 1985, 0 86068 596 9Show More
“... In my first year as a graduate student, I lived in a terrace house in York Street, Cambridge – a shabby, friendly part of town which had not yet been ‘improved’. (True, the previous owners had built an ‘extension’, but it was very ramshackle, and they left the main drain in the middle of the kitchen floor.) One of my next-door neighbours was Mrs A., a bent, frail, spirited woman, about seventy ...”