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Post-War Memories

Danny Karlin, 19 December 1985

‘The Good War’: An Oral History of World War Two 
by Studs Terkel.
Hamish Hamilton, 589 pp., £12.95, March 1985, 0 241 11493 4
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Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing up in the Fifties 
edited by Liz Heron.
Virago, 248 pp., £4.95, June 1985, 0 86068 596 9
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... get a look in, but the emphasis is mainly, and rightly, on the people he knows best). Liz Heron’s project is altogether more limited: she has assembled a group of autobiographical essays by contemporaries of hers who grew up in Britain in the aftermath of World War Two. But both books, which see themselves as rooted in the concrete ...

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