Fashions changes all the time but what we wore can tell us a lot about the times we lived in. From clothes rationing, making do and mending to 1990s fashion, this book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past.
It is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.
Born in Suffolk, Sarah Ridley lives on the Suffolk/Essex border and is a writer and editor of educational books for children and young people. Recently, a life-long interest in history has led her to write books about the First World War, inspired by reading letters written by soldiers who served in the conflict. Brothers at War tells the story of uncovering the material held in her own family's archives. Dear Jelly sets letters written by soldier brothers to their younger sisters at its core. Teenage children keep Sarah busy when she isn't tied to her computer, and she relaxes by walking along river estuaries close to her home.