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by Alan Hodge

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A classic social history by two distinguished writers who lived through the time. "The long week-end" is the authors' evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. From a postwar period of prosperity and frivolity through the ever-darkening decade of the thirties, The Long Week-End deftly and movingly preserves the details and captures the spirit of the time.

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First published in 1940, this survey of the inter-war period not only includes surface aspects of the era—from plays and novels to dance fads and fashions—but also discusses the international influences at work in politics, science, business and religion. Short hair and shorter skirts arrived during the 1920s; "New Education" became a going concern; the British Labour Party became respectable at last; and, as the 1930s wore on, public acknowledgement of the possibility of another world war was feverishly avoided in an ever-increasing whirl of activities.

About the Author
The poet Robert Graves was also the author of Good-Bye to All That; Alan Hodge was an editor and journalist.



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