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Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Post-War Britain

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In 1936 anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge and documentary filmmaker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would record, in diary form, the events of their everyday lives. An estimated one million pages eventually found their way to the archive, and it soon became clear that this was more than anyone could digest. Today, the diaries are stored at the University of Sussex, where remarkably most remain unread. In "Our Hidden Lives," Simon ...

Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Post-War Britain 2005, Ebury Press

ISBN-13: 9780091897338

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