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Our hidden lives, inscribed

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In 1936, anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge and documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would record, in diary form, the events of their everyday lives. An estimated one million pages eventually found their way to the archive - and it soon became clear this was more than anyone could digest. Today, the diaries are stored at the University of Sussex, where remarkably most remain unread. In "Our Hidden Lives", Simon Garfield has skilfully woven a tapestry of diary entries in the rarely discussed but pivotal period of 1945 to 1948. The result is a moving, intriguing, funny, at times heartbreaking book - unashamedly populist in the spirit of "Forgotten Voices" or indeed Margaret Forster's "Diary of an Ordinary Woman".

Inscribed on the title page - 'For Mark, very best wishes' and signed by the author.

Hard back book with dust jacket. Apart from very minor damage to the edges of the dust jacket, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Garfield, Simon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004, 1st ed
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091896959
ISBN-13:
9780091896959
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Ebury
Title:
Our hidden lives, inscribed

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In 1936, anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge and documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would record, in diary form, the events of their everyday lives. An estimated one million pages eventually found their way to the archive - and it soon became clear this was more than anyone could digest. Today, the diaries are stored at the University of Sussex, where remarkably most remain unread. In "Our Hidden Lives", Simon Garfield has skilfully woven a tapestry of diary entries in the rarely discussed but pivotal period of 1945 to 1948. The result is a moving, intriguing, funny, at times heartbreaking book - unashamedly populist in the spirit of "Forgotten Voices" or indeed Margaret Forster's "Diary of an Ordinary Woman".

Inscribed on the title page - 'For Mark, very best wishes' and signed by the author.

Hard back book with dust jacket. Apart from very minor damage to the edges of the dust jacket, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Garfield, Simon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004, 1st ed
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091896959
ISBN-13:
9780091896959
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Ebury
Title:
Our hidden lives, inscribed

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