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The Resource Frostquake : the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country, Juliet Nicolson

Frostquake : the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country, Juliet Nicolson

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Frostquake : the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country
Title
Frostquake
Title remainder
the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Nicolson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On Boxing Day 1962, when Juliet Nicolson was eight years old, the snow began to fall. It did not stop for ten weeks. It was one of the coldest and harshest winters for 300 years. The drifts in East Sussex reached twenty-three feet. In London, milkmen made deliveries on skis. On Dartmoor 2,000 ponies were buried in the snow, and foxes ate sheep alive. It wasn't just the weather that was bad. The threat of nuclear war had reached its terrifying height with the recent Cuban Missile Crisis. Unemployment was on the rise, de Gaulle was blocking Britain from joining the European Economic Community, Winston Churchill, still the symbol of Great Britishness, was fading. These shadows hung over a country paralysed by frozen heating oil, burst pipes and power cuts which are explored here
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicolson, Juliet
Dewey number
  • 306'.0941'09046
  • 306'.0941'09046
  • 306.094109046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Winter
  • Cold waves (Meteorology)
  • Snow
  • Great Britain
  • Society
Label
Frostquake : the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country, Juliet Nicolson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784742959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784742959
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Frostquake : the frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country, Juliet Nicolson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784742959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784742959
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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