Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain
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Published By Allen Lane
ISBN : 9781846147166
Category : British History
Format : Hardback
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A lyrical account... deeply researched and full of wise and original observations about migration (David Goodhart The Times)

A sophisticated, original, open-minded study... essential reading for anyone who wants to understand not only the transformation of British society after the war but also its character today (Piers Brendon Literary Review)

Lovers and Strangers presents a historically rich view of immigration to Britain. Wills writes with both humour and detail about the lives of thousands of single men from Poland, Ireland, the West Indies and South Asia. Many of her tales are filled with the music, alcohol and nightlife which occupied the attentions of thousands of single men (Burhan Wazir Chatham House)

Strangers and Lovers is brimming with new archival sources, careful cullings of governmental documents and oral histories - the book encompasses poetry and fiction as well as sociological accounts. (Sukhdev Sandhu Guardian)

Clair Wills teaches at Princeton University, having previously taught at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of That Neutral Island: A History of Ireland during the Second World War, Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO and The Best Are Leaving: Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture.

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