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Name:Nella Lasts Peace The Post war Diaries of Housewife 49 BBC Radio Audiobook cheops

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Nella Last's Peace: The Post-war Diaries of Housewife 49 - BBC Radio Audiobook - cheops

Imelda Staunton reads from the postwar diaries of 'Housewife, 49'.

Shortly before the start of World War Two, Nella Last, a Cumbrian housewife, joined the Mass Observation Project. Her role was to record her day-to-day experiences in a diary. It recently became the basis for the television drama, Housewife, 49. At the end of the war, when many others in the Project stopped writing their diaries, Nella continued and it became one of the longest diaries in the English language.

Picking up where bestseller Nella Last's "War" left off, this fascinating and unique diary of 1945-48 delves into the private life of housewife, mother and skilful narrator Nella Last, as well as that of her family, friends and neighbours.

Outwardly Nella's life was probably seen as ordinary; but behind this mask were a lively mind and a persistent pen - a pen that never gave up over almost three decades, reporting, describing, pondering, and disclosing.

Nella, 55 when the war ends, writes of what ordinary people felt during those years of privation, hope and the re-building of Britain, providing a moving and inspiring account of the years that shaped the society we live in today. Her diary offers a detailed, moving and humorous narrative of the changing experiences of ordinary people at this time, and thoughts on the aftermath of war and whether 'peace' really meant peace, for everyone.

Five episodes of approximately of 15 minutes each.

First broadcast in 2008 on BBC Radio 4.

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