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Introduces the author's father and his diaries. Provides background to the social and cultural climate of the interwar years. Explains contemporary ideas of masculinity, the advent of 'adolescence', employment and spending power, fears around effeminacy, and leisure pursuits. Outlines chapters to follow.

Being boys

Youth, leisure and identity in the inter-war years


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