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What the grown-ups were doing [text (large print)] : an odyssey through 1950s suburbia / Michele Hanson.

By: Hanson, Michele.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: 360 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444813395 (hbk.); 1444813390.Subject(s): Hanson, Michele -- Childhood and youth | Nineteen fifties | Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1945- | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-Genre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: 941.0855'092 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip during the 1950s - a Metroland of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. Yet this shopfront of respectability masked a multitude of anxieties and suspected salacious goings-on. Was Pamela's mother really having an affair with the man from the carpet shop? Did chatterbox Blanche Walmesley harbour unspeakable desires for Michele's sulky dad? An atmosphere of intense rivalry and lively gossip permeated the domestic idyll. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning around in silk, Michele had a lot to contend with.
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Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip in the 1950s - a suburban, Metroland idyll of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. This hilarious and wonderfully evocative memoir charts Michele's childhood and coming of age in a Britain that was emerging from post-war austerity.

Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip during the 1950s - a Metroland of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. Yet this shopfront of respectability masked a multitude of anxieties and suspected salacious goings-on. Was Pamela's mother really having an affair with the man from the carpet shop? Did chatterbox Blanche Walmesley harbour unspeakable desires for Michele's sulky dad? An atmosphere of intense rivalry and lively gossip permeated the domestic idyll. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning around in silk, Michele had a lot to contend with.

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