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Stuart Hylton - The Making of Modern Reading - 9781445648316 - V9781445648316
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The Making of Modern Reading

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Description for The Making of Modern Reading Paperback. A thematic approach discussing why Reading has become the town it is today. Num Pages: 176 pages, 30. BIC Classification: 1DBKESB; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 157 x 15. Weight in Grams: 266.
Reading has been transformed in the last century or so. It has gone from being a Victorian manufacturing town to a major centre for service industries and cutting-edge technology. It was, and still is, an important railway town, but both its appearance and its operation have been dramatically changed by the motorcar and the aeroplane. Most of the High Street names that would have been familiar to Edwardian residents have now disappeared, and many of its retail opportunities are now to be found indoors. New suburbs have popped up around its traditional boundaries, and the neighbouring settlement of Caversham became ... Read more

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About Stuart Hylton
Stuart Hylton grew up in Windsor, studied at Manchester University and has written over twenty books on historical subjects, local and national, including From Rationing to Rock, Their Darkest Hour, an alternative view of the Home Front during the Second World War, A History of Manchester, The Grand Experiment and The Horseless Carriage. He is a member of the Education ... Read more

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