Our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through the real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, allowing for a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the book includes a timeline and glossary. The 1970s topics include community life, Glam rock to Punk rock, seventies fashions, strikes and the Winter of Discontent and the experiences of Ugandan refugees.
Sally Hewitt is an experienced children's writer and ex-primary school teacher. Her previous books for Watts include the 'In Your Neighbourhood' series.