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A Brush with the Past 1900-1950

Written by Shirley Hughes

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Shirley Hughes’s beautiful illustrations full of carefully researched period detail, go right to the heart of the social changes that took place in the first half of the century. Different fashions, different foods, different working practices, different dances – all sorts of small things that effect everybody’s daily lives are illustrated in black and white sketches while big colour pictures portray some of the most important moments such as life in the trenches during the First World War. It’s a fascinating record, ideal for anyone interested in social history.

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A Brush with the Past 1900-1950 Synopsis

Shirley Hughes' rich narrative paintings and finely observed line illustrations are interwoven with fascinating details, capturing the atmosphere of the era. Stunning double-page spreads offer poignant snapshots of life, from an elegant Edwardian picnic to afternoon tea in the trenches during the First World War. Each spread is followed by a ‘scrapbook’ of the times, featuring fascinating details about domestic life and the events and innovations that shaped the modern world.

This is an intimate book of stories within stories, told from the author's own personal experience.

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ISBN: 9780370328393
Publication date: 06/10/2005
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780370328393
Publication date: 6th October 2005
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: History

About Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.   Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture  books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.   Click here to read more about the author.

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