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Monday, 4 January 2016

Kenwood: November 26th, 1968.


Sara over at MTBFR has posted a great (mainly "new") set of Kenwood pics. No point in me posting them all again here, but a couple of them can be used to further our flagrantly trivial ends. The above has been on before, but not in this resolution. Thus, note - Westinghouse Continental oven and Zal disinfectant:


What's that tome on the table?


Why, none other than Small Man of Nanataki by Liam Nolan:


Interesting this. The book was first published in 1966, and tells the story of a Japanese POW camp interpreter who helps the prisoners out of a sense of shared humanity. In 1960s Britain, there remained a lot of throwback WW2 anti-Japanese prejudice, and Small Man of Nanataki was, apparently, an attempt to counteract this. Can't "imagine" (oh fer Jah's sake stop it) what it would have been doing at Kenwood.
To see all the pics, go HERE.
(I can't remember where I got the oven pic - if you took it please get in touch for a credit.)

2 comments:

  1. Great photos! I only knew the first one.

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  2. Great images again. Great examination of those small, small, details, which tell us so much about the real life of a person.
    At 'Mendips', we have copies of books , the books J.L was reading as a lad. They are the original copies in many cases - he was keen on John Wyndham. 'Day of the Triffids'.

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