EYEWITNESS, 1900-1909
Authentic Voices of the 20th Century

Edited by JOANNA BOURKE
Narrated by TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
3CDs 3 HRS 45 MINS 2004 DELETED H593

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£8.95

Description
This set of 3 CDs of authentic British voices from the past covers the first decade of the twentieth century. With the nation’s troops at war in South Africa, majors, colonels and privates recall their part in the action. The death of Queen Victoria saw the streets of London lined with funeral spectators, while the subsequent coronation of Edward VII in 1902 created a more light-hearted mood. The voices of ordinary people describe life in the 1900s: the manners, fashion, discipline, religion, alcohol and sport. Their words are mixed with those whose names still resonate today: writer Compton Mackenzie, playwright Ben Travers, Marconi the radio pioneer, Sylvia Pankhurst and Violet Bonham-Carter.

A wonderful idea and excellently executed . . . best possible use of the medium and a great narrator. INDEPENDENT
. . . a treasure trove of lost accents and cadences. OBSERVER