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On site: Helen McCarthy

On site: Helen McCarthy

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Why are you a historian of modern Britain?I like how exploring a country's recent past alienates what appears to be familiar. What is the most important lesson you have learned in history?People can surprise you. They often don't fit into the categories we impose on them. Which book influenced you the most?Ross McKibbin Classes and cultures (1998) how it elucidates the deep structures that shape people's "everyday" assumptions. Which book in your field should everyone read?Carolyn Steedmans Landscape for a good woman (1986). When would you most like to return?Interwar period in London, visit a Lyon tea room or a Palais de Danse. Which historian influenced you the most?Vic Gatrell, my first supervisor. Which person in the story would you most like to have met?Beatri...