Perfect Wives In Ideal Homes

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‘Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes’ reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

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In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm.

Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompassed rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster.

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to when our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled.

This is their story.

Additional information

Weight 0.407 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xviii, 526 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.4094109045 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K