Headline Britons 1921-1925, by Peter Pugh

Headline Britons 1921-1925, by Peter Pugh

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Headline Britons 1921-1925 paints a unique picture of British life in the early 20th century by re-examining some of the country’s most notable characters.

Covering the first 5 years of the 1920s, it tells the stories of a number of people who, in that time, stood out among their contemporaries.

As the 1920s progressed and Britain tried to recover from the horrors of war, the country enjoyed a short postwar boom – seeing the development of household gadgets such as dishwashers, sterilisers and cigar lighters – but it did not last and soon unemployment grew.

Peter Pugh shows in this book that despite the ‘swinging twenties’ being largely a myth, the decade was enlivened by mouldbreaking characters such as birth control pioneer Marie Stopes, father of the BBC John Reith, and Horatio Bottomley - perhaps the biggest business fraudster of all time.