This spring we are looking forward to welcoming back historian and _Telegraph_ columnist Simon Heffer for _Sing As We Go: Britain Between the Wars_.
_Sing As We Go_ is an astonishingly ambitious overview of the political, social and cultural history of the country from 1919 to 1939.
It explores and explains the politics of the period, and puts such moments of national turmoil as the General Strike of 1926 and the Abdication Crisis of 1936 under the microscope. It offers pen portraits of the era's most significant figures. It traces the changing face of Britain as cars made their first mass appearance, the suburbs sprawled, and radio and cinema became the means of mass entertainment. And it probes the deep divisions that split the nation: between the haves and have-nots, between warring ideological factions, and between those who promoted accommodation with fascism in Europe and those who bitterly opposed it.
_'It is hard to imagine anyone better qualified to tell the story of the 1920s and 1930s . . . I can imagine Churchill admiring Heffer's genial approach. It is difficult for a reviewer to do the book justice . . . This is a superb book, and will surely be seen as the definitive history of the pre-war years.'_ - A. N. Wilson _The Critic_
Simon Heffer read English at Cambridge and took a PhD in modern history at that university. His previous books include _A Short History of Power_, _Simply English_ and _High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain_ and _Staring at God: Britain in the Great War_. In a thirty-year career in Fleet Street, he has held senior editorial positions on _The Daily Telegraph_ and _The Spectator,_ and is now a columnist for _The Daily Telegraph_ and _The Sunday Telegraph._
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