By Paul Feeney
With chapters on domestic and faculty lifestyles, video games and spare time activities, song and model, along a range of fascinating illustrations, this compendium enables you to take a nostalgic examine what it was once prefer to develop up throughout the sixties and recaptures some of the features of lifestyles again then.
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A 1960s Childhood: From Thuderbirds to Beatlemania by Paul Feeney