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Hardback:Frostquake: the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country.:2021 Frostquake: the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country.
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Author: Nicolson, Juliet.
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 306.09
Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, 2021.
ISBN: 9781784742959 (hbk.): £18.99.
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On Boxing Day 1962, when Juliet Nicolson was eight years old, the snow began to fall. It did not stop for ten weeks. It was one of the coldest and harshest winters for 300 years. The drifts in East Sussex reached twenty-three feet. In London, milkmen made deliveries on skis. On Dartmoor 2,000 ponies were buried in the snow, and foxes ate sheep alive. It wasn't just the weather that was bad. The threat of nuclear war had reached its terrifying height with the recent Cuban Missile Crisis. Unemployment was on the rise, de Gaulle was blocking Britain from joining the European Economic Community, Winston Churchill, still the symbol of Great Britishness, was fading. These shadows hung over a country paralysed by frozen heating oil, burst pipes and power cuts which are explored here.
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I found this disappointing. The parts about the actual winter (which I remember well) were very sparse and told me nothing new. Mainly it was padded out with rehashes of oft-told stories; Profumo Scandal, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kim Philby, etc. These have all been well-covered in many other books and in themselves have no specific relationship to the winter weather.
05/08/21
Chris H
Devon Libraries
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Paperback:Frostquake.:2021.
Author: Nicolson, Juliet.
Year 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Large print:Frostquake: the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country.:2021.
Author: Nicolson, Juliet.
Year 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books,
Resource type: Physical
370 pages (large print).
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Paperback:A house full of daughters.:2017.
Author: Nicolson, Juliet.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm.
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Large print:Abdication.:2013.
Author: Nicolson, Juliet.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Charnwood,
Resource type: Physical
448 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
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Paperback:The great silence : 1918-1920 : living in the shadow of the Great War.:2010.
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Year 2010.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: John Murray,
Resource type: Physical
376 p.
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