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Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars

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The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but at no time during the twentieth century was the cliche 'keeping up appearances' more to the point than during the 1920s and 1930s. 'It is easier to recruit for monasteries and convents than to induce ...a British officer to walk through Bond Street in a golfing cap on an afternoon in May' comme
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by The History Press
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Jenna
Jul 26, 2011 Jenna rated it really liked it
This book was a good and enjoyable read; the research was solid and well-documented. This was a good read in cultural history/fashion history without getting bogged down in the theoretical thesis that so often seem to be deemed necessary to current historical works. Historical and cultural context was largely made clear; there was some repetition of information due to the organization of the book (thematically) but this is more of an observation than a criticism. While i am sure that the cost of ...more
Sonia Gensler
A pleasure to read and very illuminating!
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May 29, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
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Absolutely fascinating glimpse into the signals sent by the clothing worn during a particular historical period. Well documented.
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