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Twenty Shillings in the Pound: A Lost Age of Plenty, 1890-1914 Walter James Macqueen-Pope

Twenty Shillings in the Pound: A Lost Age of Plenty, 1890-1914

Walter James Macqueen-Pope

Published December 1948
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Hardcover
414 pages
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This fascinating book is a history of the middle classes from 1890--1914. To those who have never enjoyed similar conditions of abundance and security--with the use of the magic golden sovereign, this reconstruction of the richest period of ourMoreThis fascinating book is a history of the middle classes from 1890--1914. To those who have never enjoyed similar conditions of abundance and security--with the use of the magic golden sovereign, this reconstruction of the richest period of our history will read like a fairy tale. (In those days the sovereign, unlike the pound note of to-day, was worth twenty shillings in the pound and was an unalterable standard of credit and purchasing pound.)The author himself lived through the period and his knowledge is first-hand. We shall never see those bright days again, but it is pleasant in this book to recapture their richness. For those who lived in the time of the golden sovereigns it will have a rare nostalgic appeal and will present to those who did not a story of abundance and happiness of life which may seem almost unbelievable.