`An accomplished and intensely evocative memoir ... A journey of courage and determination ... Joining the Dots ... will become in time an integral part of our understanding of postwar Britain' Daniel Kynaston, Books of the Year, Observer How has Britain changed - politically, economically, socially and culturally - in the postwar era? Both lyrical and personal, social historian Juliet Gardiner's memoir Joining the Dots is the accessible and empowering living history of a mid-twentieth-century woman who grew into a world so different from the one she was born into. The book is also a wider study of class, sexual choice, motherhood and marriage, feminism, family planning and professional ambition. An essential read for anyone interested in gender equality and modern history.