1970S Nostalgia Books
Dig out your flares and take a trip back to your younger days. Rekindle hundreds of memories with these fascinating books about the 1970s, including memoirs, "Best of" and Factual. This was the decade of winter blackouts and summer drought, when the whole family watched the same TV shows, and your mum had a bubble perm.
The 1970s in front of the telly
Born in the 70s
by Tim Glynne-Jones (Hardcover)
If you like to view lots of nostalgic photos - the kind of stuff that would have been lying around the home of the average person back in the 70s - then this book will not disappoint. It's packed with memories and is one of those books you will come back to again and again. From Silver Jubilee mugs to a Crossroads Motel board game, they're all here!
Don't Tell My Mum!
by Alex Cotton
Continuing Adventures of a Confused Seventies Childhood
Kindle edition only
It is 1973, and we follow the author through the first day at high school, meeting stranger teachers than ever, eventful camping trips, teenage crushes on seventies pop stars and much more in this highly-rated memoir.
My '70s Book
The "When I was a kid..." book for the generation that grew up in the '70s
by Darrell Sherman
While many kids today have their heads stuck in a virtual world, back in the 1970s us youngsters were exploring the healthy real world that existed outside of our bedroom windows. Making camps/dens, climbing trees and shooting cap pistols are just a few of the many subjects covered in the eleven fascinating chapters of this memory-jogging gem.
1970's Billericay Boy - Life Before Thailand
by Peter Jaggs
Paperback or Kindle
This is a hilarious and sad memoir of the author's journey into manhood through the seventies. I can relate to many of the issues here such as bunking off school, falling in love for the first time, punch-ups, getting drunk at discos etc. Indeed, I probably did all of these in one day at some point! Another excellent read by the best-selling author.
Cream Teas. Traffic Jams and Sunburn
The Great British Holiday
by Brian Viner
Paperback or Kindle
Relentless rain or raw sunburn, it was usually one or the other on a British summer holiday! This is a very amusing and engaging mix of memoirs, acute observations and ugly facts about how the British used to holiday back in the day, and not just the 1970s.
Simon Webb rewinds to a time when there were no smart phones, tablets or even home computers. He discusses what it was like to grow-up in a very eventful and sometimes bewildering decade, with subjects across 16 chapters including fads and fashions, music, hobbies and TV programmes. This 224 page book is a fascinating read, and one that you will want to dip into time and time again.
by Julie Pickford
Kindle edition only
Transport yourself back to a time when computers were the size of a house and tablets were in a bottle. "As 1976 dawns I am sixteen, still at school, living with my parents and younger brother and sister in a vaguely disorganised 1920s house in the home counties."
Where Did It All Go Right?
Growing up normal in the 70s
by Andrew Collins
Paperback, Kindle, Audio
In this light-hearted nostalgia fest you can read about someone who actually had a very happy childhood. His parents didn't split up, neither of them were alcoholics and he wasn't abused. It's actually very refreshing and uplifting to hear from someone who had an unashamedly "normal" childhood with domestic harmony and happy holidays - a book to lift the mood - and why not?
British and European Trucks of the 1970s
by Colin Peck
The 1970s experienced huge changes in the trucking industry and this book cover a unique and turbulent decade for British truck manufacturers. Featuring some excellent photos, this book is written by a knowledgeable author who has experience in 70s transport management and was a freelance correspondent to trucking magazines.
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