ABOUT THESE BOOKS:
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.
is an ideal gift for "oldies" birthdays.
Nostalgics will love it. People will actually read it, and then pass it on.
BOOMBOOKS HAS SOLD OVER 1,200 COPIES OF THESE BOOKS IN THE LAST YEAR
BOOKS ARE BETTER THAN BIRTHDAY CARDS