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In When I Was a Nipper Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society. With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today? Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from the Second World War, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience. Mustn t grumble was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Illustrated throughout with over 200 wonderful archive photographs, When I Was a Nipper takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs. As we move towards a global economy, as communities fragment and customs are lost, When I Was a Ni
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Alan Titchmarsh looks back to 1950s Britain to see what we can learn for our lives today

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Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 gardening books, including- How to be a Gardener- Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre; three bestselling autobiographies - Nobbut a Lad, Trowel and Error and Knave of Spades, and a number of bestselling novels. He also writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, the Daily Express and Sunday Express. And well known as a frequent frequent broadcaster, Alan has presented the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show for BBC for 25 years, he has a weekly programme on BBC Radio 2, and hosts his own daily chatshow on ITV.

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