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A House Through Time

A House Through Time

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529037258

Category: History

Page: 304

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‘A very readable history of the British way of life viewed through its homes’ Choice Magazine In recent years house histories have become the new frontier of popular, participatory history. People, many of whom have already embarked upon that great adventure of genealogical research, and who have encountered their ancestors in the archives and uncovered family secrets, are now turning to the secrets contained within the four walls of their homes and in doing so finding a direct link to earlier generations. And it is ordinary homes, not grand public buildings or the mansions of the rich, that have all the best stories. As with the television series, A House Through Time offers readers not only the tools to explore the histories of their own homes, but also a vividly readable history of the British city, the forces of industry, disease, mass transportation, crime and class. The rises and falls, the shifts in the fortunes of neighbourhoods and whole cities are here, tracing the often surprising journey one single house can take from an elegant dwelling in a fashionable district to a tenement for society’s rejects. Packed with remarkable human stories, David Olusoga and Melanie Backe-Hansen give us a phenomenal insight into living history, a history we can see every day on the streets where we live. And it reminds us that it is at home that we are truly ourselves. It is there that the honest face of life can be seen. At home, behind closed doors and drawn curtains, we live out our inner lives and family lives.

A Child Through Time

A Child Through Time

Author: Phil Wilkinson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241526521

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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History books often focus on adults, but what was the past like for children? From early civilisations through to the modern era, A Child Through Time is a highly original look at history for kids. Discover what life was like for Egyptian, Viking, Tudor and Cold War children, see the toys they played with and the food they ate in this fascinating ebook, jam-included with history facts and illustrations that bring the children to life. With profiles of real children from different time periods, children will learn more than ever about the real life Pocahontas, Marie Antoinette and even Anne Frank. Delve into the historic moments they witnessed and get a real insight into how they would have looked. A Child Through Time is perfect for kids looking to discover how their lives could have been.