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Two books with interesting impressions of British life in the 1930's and 60's respectively:

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'The Briton at Home : Impressions of a Visit to Great Britain in 1930' by T.C. List
Published by Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth, NZ, 1st ed 1933
Leather bound hardcover, 187 pages.
In very good condition, author dedication inside cover, minor yellowing to edges, all pages clean

A nicely preserved 1933 edition of TC List book of his impressions of Britain in the early thirties.

"A compilation of 100-plus newspaper articles by Taranaki Daily News writer Thomas C. List, who attended the 1930 Imperial Press Conference in London. The book studies many aspects of British life to provide a picture of the then close relationship between that country and New Zealand."

"From the opening chapter "The Unchanging Briton," to the last, "Old Plymouth," this volume exudes an aroma of musty but revered castles and abbeys, rose gardens and hallowed literary shrines.
Several chapters are penetrating character studies of living men such as Stanley Baldwin, Lord Beaverbrook, and Dean Inge, who are carrying on England's parliamentary, journalistic and ecclesiastical traditions. Other sections reveal a friendly but detached appraisal of various British industries, their losses and their gains.
The author is a master of the art of telling much with the use of significant details." ~The Rotarian, Jan 1934

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'The British Isles: A Systematic and Regional Geography' by G.H Dury
Heinemann Educational Publishers, Third Edition 1967
Cloth bound Hardcover, 503 pages, illustrated, photographs.
In reasonably good original condition, ex-school library with stamps etc, otherwise all pages clean.

A vintage 1967 copy of George Harry Dury's popular study covering the climate, natural history and social and industrial history of the British Isles, with nostalgic photos of mid-60's Britain. Standard school text in NZ High Schools.
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