These 27 books make up two series.
The first series covers the War years, from 1939 to 1945. The second covers the
Baby Boom years from 1946 to 1965. Each year-book in the
series tells about the large number of newsworthy events that happened in that year.
To get the material for the books,
the writer, Ron Williams, worked his way through newspapers, magazines, books, and other sources day by day until he came
up with most of the major events and ideas, and trivia, of those years. He presents them in a thoroughly readable book,
with a mixture of humour and gravitas.
This book is pitched at all the
“oldies” who are not as young as they were. Probably they were War Babies or Boom
Babies. When people get a bit older, they become more reflective on their lives, and they place more value
on their partners, and families, and friends. And about this time, nostalgia edges into their lives, and they start to look
back at their teens, and dwell on their early years and childhood, and inevitably, their parents.
When their birthday comes
round, especially for the BIG-O years, they celebrate it with family, friends and neighbours.
It is a time for reminiscence
and nostalgia, and the "good old days" get many a mention. But when it gets back to their year of birth,
the year it all started for them, they can't remember a thing.
IN FACT, MOST PEOPLE KNOW NOTHING
ABOUT THEIR YEAR OF BIRTH.
160-page book aims to fix that a little. It is printed on quality paper with
a celloglazed buff cover, and Perfect Bound for durability. It is printed in black-and-white,
and in the style of the newspapers of those earlier days, including photos that are sometimes pretty crappy.
It is an ideal gift for "oldies" birthdays. Nostalgics will
love it. People will actually read it, and then pass it on.