Lavishly illustrated with newspaper pictures and personal photos, the book shows what life was like for millions of ordinary people throughout the war – men and women in the services, those who stayed at home, children billeted with strangers in the country and of course the spirit and suffering of the Blitz. It brilliantly captures the sights, smells, sounds and voices of the country at war sixty years ago.
The book ends with a rich collection of recipes drawn from advertisements, scrap-books and magazines of the time, providing a very literal taste of wartime Britain.
‘The wonderful stories in A Taste of Wartime Britain bring all the memories flooding back. Nicholas Webley has compiled a fine book. Read it.’
David Croft OBE, co-writer and producer of BBC’s comedy hit series ‘Dad’s Army’
Nicholas Webley is a journalist and historian with a special interest in World War II. He is the editor of the best-selling Betty’s Wartime Diary 1939-1945, also published by Thorogood.