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David Kynaston

David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He holds a degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written many books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and WG’s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman v. Players match at Lord’s in July 1898. He is the author of Austerity Britain, 1945-51, Family Britain, 1951-57, and Modernity Britain (1957-1962), the first three volumes in a series covering the history of post-war Britain (1945-79) under the collective title ‘Tales of a New Jerusalem’. Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 was published in 2017. His most recent books are Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (2018), which he co-authored with Stephen Fay, Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem, co-authored with Francis Green, and Shots in the Dark: A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times, an account of the 2016/17 season of David's football team, Aldershot. On the Cusp: Days of '62, the next in the the 'Tales of the New Jerusalem' series will be published in September 2021.

David Kynaston lives and works in London and is an honorary professor at Kingston University

Books in order of publication:

King Labour: The British Working Class, 1850-1914 (1976)

WG's Birthday Party (1990)

The City of London, Volume I: A World of its Own, 1815-1890 (1994)

The City of London, Volume II: Golden Years, 1890-1914 (1995)

The City of London, Volume III: Illusions of Gold, 1914-1945 (1999)

The City of London, Volume IV: A Club No More, 1945-2000 (2001)

City State; How the Markets Came to Rule Our World, with Richard Roberts (2002)

Austerity Britain, 1945-51 (2007)

Family Britain, 1951-57 (2009)

City of London: The History (2012)

Modernity Britain, Book One: Opening the Box, 1957-59 (2013)

Modernity Britain, Book Two: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 (2014)

The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC (2015)

Till Time’s Last Sand:  A History of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 (2017)

Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket, with Stephen Fay (2018)

Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem, with Francis Green (2019)

David Kynaston Titles