The Age of Illusion

England in the Twenties and Thirties
Ronald Blythe
Introduced by Dominic Sandbrook

Britain between the wars is brilliantly and entertainingly chronicled in this book by the author of Akenfield.

‘One of the funniest, angriest and most influential histories of 20th-century Britain ever published’

  1. Dominic Sandbrook 

Before publishing Akenfield, his famous portrait of a Suffolk village, Ronald Blythe wrote The Age of Illusion. More than a social history, it is a brilliant study of Britain between the wars. Focusing on notable people and events, it takes the reader on an insightful and urbane tour of two decades, from the early days of the BBC, cocktails and the Charleston to the International Brigade and the downfall of Neville Chamberlain.

Bound in metallic buckram, blocked with a design by Raquel Leis Allion

Set in Perpetua

368 pages

Frontispiece and 16 pages of black & white plates

Printed endpapers

Plain slipcase

9½" × 6¼"

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