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The Vanished Landscape by Paul Johnson


Paul Johnson

The Vanished Landscape

A 1930s Childhood in the Potteries

'This warm and totally delightful memoir' Antonia Fraser, Evening Standard

Paul Johnson, the celebrated historian, grew up in Tunstall, one of the six towns around Stoke on Trent which made up 'the Potteries'. From an early age he was fascinated by the strange beauty of its volcanic landscape of fairy furnaces belching out the heat and smoke. As a child he often accompanied his father - headmaster of the local art school and desperate to find jobs for his students, for this was the hungry Thirties - to the individual pottery firms and their coal fired ovens.

Cover picture: Solo syndication

Published by Phoenix Non-fiction memoir.

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