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On the Cusp: Days of '62
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On the Cusp: Days of '62 (Hardback)

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'This is Kynaston at his best ... A rich and vivid picture of a nation in all its human complexity' IAN JACK



'A compulsive read ... Generous as well as sharp' MARGARET DRABBLE



'I was captivated by its brilliance' D. J. TAYLOR

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The 'real' Sixties began on 5 October 1962. On that remarkable Friday, the Beatles hit the world with their first single, 'Love Me Do', and the first James Bond film, Dr No, had its world premiere in London: two icons of the future heralding a social and cultural revolution.



On the Cusp, continuing David Kynaston's groundbreaking history of post-war Britain, takes place during the summer and early autumn of 1962, in the charged months leading up to the moment that a country changed. The Rolling Stones' debut at the Marquee Club, the last Gentlemen versus Players match at Lord's, the issue of Britain's relationship with Europe starting to divide the country, Telstar the satellite beaming live TV pictures across the world, 'Telstar' the record a siren call to a techno future - these were months thick with incident, all woven together here with an array of fresh contemporary sources, including diarists both famous and obscure.



Britain would never be the same again after these months. Sometimes indignant, sometimes admiring, always empathetic, On the Cusp evokes a world of seaside holidays, of church fetes, of Steptoe and

Son - a world still of seemingly settled social and economic certainties, but in fact on the edge of fundamental change.



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'Sparkles with voices from a vanished world ... An entrancing representation, full of exquisite detail' KATE WILLIAMS



'What a joy it has been to find myself wholly immersed in the richness of Kynaston's account ... Thrilling' JULIET NICOLSON

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9781526632012  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951 and has been a professional historian since 1973. His four-volume history of the City of London was published between 1994 and 2001, and more recently he has written Till Time's Last Sand, a history of the Bank of England. His continuing history of post-war Britain, 'Tales of a New Jerusalem', has so far comprised Austerity Britain, Family Britain and Modernity Britain. His most recent three books have been Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (with Stephen Fay); Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem (with Francis Green); and Shots in the Dark: A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times.

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