I’ve read and blogged about quite a few books that were published in 1951 in recent years, so if you’re interested in my thoughts on them click on the titles.
A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
The Wooden Overcoat by Pamela Branch
The Willow Cabin by Pamela Frankau
Cork on the Water by Macdonald Hastings
The Catherine Wheel by Patricia Wentworth
The Duke’s Daughter by Angela Thirkell
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols
Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer
School for Love by Olivia Manning
Of course 1951 was an important year in Britain as we had The Festival of Britain which went on for most of the year – or at least until the general election when Churchill became PM again and he saw the whole thing as being Socialist so he shut it all down – spoilsport!
But apparently the Festival was a life-saver for the people who had by then been suffering under austerity for years and years what with the war and even worse rationing post-war. It cheered people up no end to see the bright colours and modern designs, and was a great opportunity for artists, designers and makers.
Before I started blogging I read and enjoyed Festival at Farbridge by J.B. Priestley which was published in 1951 and has local events featuring the festival.
I blogged about the festival some years ago and if you’re interested you can see that post here.