Books First Class

  • Autor: Christopher West
  • Editor: Square Peg
  • Last data published: 03 October 2013
  • ISBN: 0224095471
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 272 pages
  • File Size: 25MB
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Description First Class de Christopher West:

This delightfully playful history uses 36 of our most expressive, quirky, beautiful and sometimes baffling stamps to tell us the story of Britain, through Dickens and the potato famine to Thatcher and punk. Stamps tell a story. Since the Penny Black first burst on the scene in 1840, they have made and mirrored history as it happens - from the 'British Empire Exhibition' of 1924 to the Austerity Olympics of 1948, from the Coronation to the death of Diana, from the advent of computers to the new Millennium. Chris West is a stamp-obsessive. He has picked his favourites to tell hugely entertaining and idiosyncratic history. We learn about the Penny Lilac which united a nation in 1881- the controversial schoolboy-designed Edward VIII stamp of 1936- the day the Queen's head was nearly chopped off in 1966- the first non-white Briton to grace a stamp in 1982, and many more. Each lovingly-designed stamp is a vintage specimen and a tantalising window onto an era. Chris West wrote the bestselling business title The Beermat Entrepreneur. He also published a series of successful crime novels under another name. Having worked in the City and then in PR


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Glen Re: First Class

A favorite book on the shelf, long time no see!

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