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Beatniks and Beehives
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ISBN:
9781780270135
Categories
History, Humour
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
04 October 2012
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
128
Illustrations
Colour throughout

Beatniks and Beehives

The Swinging Sixties

The Sixties put an end to drab post-war austerity in a psychedelic explosion of colour, fashion, music, new attitudes and revolution (sexual and otherwise). In this follow-up to his best-selling Soor Plooms and Sair Knees: Growing up in Scotland after the War, Bob Dewar celebrates the grooviest decade ever in over a hundred pen and ink drawings which capture the spirit of the time when everyone (well, almost everyone) turned on, tuned in and dropped out – or at least just hung loose. From Flower Power, The Beatles, Mary Quant and G Plan furniture to marijuana, mini skirts, flush panel doors, Pan’s People and the hostess trolley, this is a warm and humorous homage that will appeal to all those cats and chicks who lived through the era as well as all those who dig the style, verve and panache of the Swinging Sixties.

Bob Dewar was born in Edinburgh and was first published nationally when he was sixteen. As well as books for Black and White, Birlinn and Oxford University Press, his work has appeared in The Scottish Field and Holyrood magazine and The Scotch Malt Whisky newsletter. He has had exhibitions in Edinburgh and Italy, and for fifteen years did political and social commentary for The Scotsman. He is married to novelist Isla Dewar and has a son, and a golden retriever.