These were the shadows that hung over a country paralysed by frozen heating oil, burst pipes and power cuts. And yet underneath the frozen surface, new life was beginning to stir, with JF Kennedy, the pill, Bob Dylan, Mary Quant and the Beatles symbols of an exuberant youthquake.
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- Author NICOLSON JULIET
- Pub Date 30/12/2021
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 368
** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER **
'This book is a must' Peter Hennessy
On Boxing Day 1962, when Juliet Nicolson was eight years old, the snow began to fall. It did not stop for ten weeks.
The threat of nuclear war had reached its terrifying height with the recent Cuban Missile Crisis, unemployment was on the rise, and yet, underneath the frozen surface, new life was beginning to stir.
From poets to pop stars, shopkeepers to schoolchildren, and her own family's experiences, Juliet Nicolson traces the hardship of that frozen winter and the emancipation that followed. That spring, new life was unleashed, along with freedoms we take for granted today.
'An absolutely mesmerising book' Antonia Fraser