Max Arthur Lost Voices of the Edwardians

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Lost Voices of the Edwardians

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Combining oral history, rare images, and rediscovered film stills from the turn of the century, this work gives voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities, factories, and coasts of Edwardian Britain. This extraordinary period was fueled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies now taken for granted. This exciting work draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life, capturing the first generation that was able to record their lives on film and imbuing them with emotional immediacy.

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Max Arthur served with the RAF and he has written several best-selling oral history books about twentieth-century history in war and peacetime. He lectures on strategy and leadership and writes for the Independent. His previous books include `Above All', `Courage', `Forgotten Voices of the Great War', `Forgotten Voices of the Second World War', `Symbol of Courage: A History of the Victoria Cross' and `Lost Voices of the Royal Navy'.

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Praise for Max Arthur:`An extraordinary and immensely moving book.' Stephen Fry`The words are as fresh as if they were written yesterday...extraordinary.' Deborah Moggach`What emerges from these hundreds of forgotten voices is not change but continuity - the essence of a national character which survived two world wars and survives today.' Daily Mail`Another of Max Arthur's splendid oral histories, giving the undiluted voices literally of princes and paupers...this is a rich and informative read.' BBC History Magazine`Fascinating and sometimes touching...Max Arthur vividly recreates the world of our great-grandparents...' Image Magazine`Max Arthur is a researcher with a huge appetite for the almost forgotten..."Lost Voices" penetrates to the core of Edwardian Life - a marvellous evocation of a neglected era.' Oxford Times

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