Beispielbild für diese ISBN

A Woman in Wartime London. The Diary of Kathleen Tipper 1941-1945.

Malcolmson, Patricia ; Malcolmson, Robert [Eds]; Tipper, Kathleen

2 Bewertungen bei Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0900952415 / ISBN 13: 9780900952418
Verlag: Record Society, London, 2006
Gebraucht Zustand: As New Hardcover
Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 53,01 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 4,48 Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen

Angeboten von

Plurabelle Books Ltd
Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich

5 Sterne

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 10. Juli 2002


202p first edition hardcover with blue illustrated dustcover in excellent condition, binding perfect, pages clean and bright, appears unused, fascinating diary kept for the Mass-Observation Archive from 1941-1945, hard to find title, this title was published in the series London Record Society. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 137640

Anzahl: 1

Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen

Bibliografische Details

Titel: A Woman in Wartime London. The Diary of ...

Verlag: Record Society, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: As New

Auflage: 1st Edition

Über diesen Titel


Kathleen Tipper was just twenty years old in September 1939. Her parents had met while making munitions in the Woolwich Arsenal during the Great War and Kathleen lived with them and her younger brother and sister at the family's council house in Appleton Road. Eltham. Grammar-school educated, she worked as a clerk for a shipping company near the Strand. Like so many of the young women around her she was poised to take advantage of the new opportunities for work and leisure that London in the thirties offered as never before. But Kathleen's life - indeed, the lives of all Londoners - would change for ever in the six years after declaration of war on 3 September. This was a moment of quite extraordinary drama. And Kathleen's diary, kept for Mass-Observation from July 1941 till peace in 1945 and beyond, offers a unique personal insight into one young woman's war. We keep her company through the daily comings and goings of family, friends, work and relaxation - all played out against a backdrop of cataclysmic events brought home through cinema, radio and the daily press. We travel on buses and trains and listen to the conversations going on about her. We hear the opinions of 'blonde glamour girls', of disgruntled civil servants, of the men and women working the barrage balloons that sway like tipsy bluebottles in the London sky. We witness the effect on her of newsreels and Information Ministry films. We hear her wishing she'd been born a boy so that she could share more fully in the risks and excitements of warfare at the front. We see her disillusionment with people in 'positions of authority', especially those there by virtue of class inheritance, and she helps us understand better some of the forces that shaped Labour's victory in 1945. It is, perhaps, the ordinariness of this extraordinary time in London's history that comes through most strongly from this fascinating document. Keeping hold of ordinary things was the best way to make sense of a world gone mad. Kathleen Tipper lays bare these fibres of endurance in the greatest crisis to face London and the Londoner in modern times.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.


We have been selling academic and scholarly books in Cambridge since 1996. Today we occupy an old warehouse on Coldhams Road, adjacent to the railway tracks leading to Ely, not too far from the airport. The site is called Restwell House. We are an internet bookshop, but visitors are very welcome. Some drop off a few boxes of unwanted books, some pick up a book to save on the postage, some just drop by to get to know us, or want to take advantage of the many bargains on our wooden shelves bookshop, which is distinct from the internet stock offered on the web. Our mission has always been to find new homes for the books we are looking after. If we cannot sell them online, we offer them at very low prices to our visitors. We try to give you a serious and dedicated service which is focussed on the individuality of each single book: its condition, its origin, sometimes even its smell. You come to us for real books, not just instances of ISBNs.

Zur Homepage des Verkäufers


Major Credit Cards accepted, also Paypal We can also take payment in Euros with our German Postbank account. For more information call, mail or visit our premises in Cambridge.


Orders usually ship on the day received. Standard shipping to International destinations is by Airmail. Please let us know if you'd like a quote for tracked shipping. If your order is for multiple heavy volumes and our default shipping rate is based on one volume only, we may contact you regarding additional postage.
We are pleased to answer any questions you may have and are happy to send images on request.

Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen

akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Vorauskasse Money Order PayPal Bankwechsel Banküberweisung