© 2015

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918–1970

  • Alana Harris
  • Timothy Willem Jones

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History Series book series (GSX)

About this book


The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understandings of love, romance, affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement.


Love Romance Emotion Affection Sexuality Sex Gender Identity Twentieth-century British history Marriage Companionate Marriage Mutuality Marriage Guidance Marriage vows Working class culture Middle class culture Masculinity Femininity Homosexuality Autobiography 20. Jahrhundert 20th century Britain First World War women

Editors and affiliations

  • Alana Harris
    • 1
  • Timothy Willem Jones
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Lincoln CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.University of South WalesUK

About the editors

Stephen Brooke, York University, Toronto, USA Barbara Caine, University of Sydney, Australia Hera Cook, University of Sussex, UK April Gallwey, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK Charlotte Greenhalgh, Monash University, Australia Laura King, University of Leeds, UK Claire Langhamer, University of Sussex, UK Helen Smith, University of Sheffield, UK Gillian Swanson, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Bibliographic information


“The editors, Alana Harris and Timothy Willem Jones, are to be credited for isolating the critical themes and findings of their contributors in an excellent, wide-ranging and accessible introduction, which expertly and thoughtfully scrutinises the intersections between changing configurations of romantic love and the histories of both emotions and gender in modern Britain.” (Martin Francis, English Historical Review, Vol. 131 (552), October, 2016)