Publication dates are movable feasts so copies of The Fifties Mystique have been floating around for weeks. But April 26 was the official publication date and the book was launched at a party in one of London's most appealing bookshops, Lutyens and Rubinstein in Kensington Park Road, not far from Notting Hill. I do expect the book to provoke controversy, so it's no surprise that there have already been lots of responses to an article by me in today's Guardian newspaper. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/apr/28/housewives-fifties-good-old-days
They make interesting reading. How lucky we are to live in a world where this kind of discussion can be carried on with such immediacy and freedom; and where everyone can join in.