It’s that time of year when many of you are packing your bags for a fortnight in Tuscany or Provence and asking me ‘ Ian, what books could you reccomend?’  So here’s the annual August  Bone reading list:

‘First Duce: D’Annunzio at Fiume’       by Michael Ledeen                                                                       ‘White Rising: The 19222 insurrection in The Rand’         by Jeremy Krikler                                     ‘Crisis in Utopia’        by Peter Munch                ‘Wildwood’……by Roger Deakin                                  ‘Dumbstruck: A cultural history of ventriloquism’    by Michael Connor

To understand the working class experience of life in the first half of the last century check out:

‘We danced all night: A social history of Britain between the wars’  by Martin Pugh            ‘Wartime Britain: 1939-45’ by Juliet Gardiner and ‘ Austerity Britain’ by David Kynaston and finally  ‘The blackest streets’ by Sarah Wise – a look at the Old Nichol and anarchist Charlie Mowbray.



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2 responses to “HOLIDAY READING

  1. Ashe

    If there is any time left between the swimming and the pina coladas then there is also David Horspool: the English Rebel: One thousand years of trouble-making from the Normans to the Nineties, and Marina Sitrin: Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina

  2. Albion's Ruin

    then once the nanny’s put the little ones to sleep tuck into When the Lights Went Out (Britain in the Seventies) by Andy Beckett

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