Shire Publications specialises in small potted guides to history and hobbies, with an emphasis very much on the quaint and British. Published this month is The 1960s Home, the latest in their series documenting the British home throughout the Twentieth Century.
The 1960s was a rise in owner-occupiers which led to an increased interest in furnishings and luxury goods. Whilst there are many books out there already that focus on the designer furniture and styles of this period, the Shire book looks at the housing and interiors that would be typical of the average home. The little book is just 56 pages long, but covers architecture, textiles, pottery and glass, kitchen and bathrooms, mixing informative text with illustrations.
You can buy The 1960s Home directly from the Shire website, priced £6.99.