Professor of English Clair Wills Discusses her New Book on BBC Podcast

October 16, 2017
Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters

Recently Professor Clair Wills (English) discussed her new book, Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Postwar Britain, on the BBC Radio 3 podcast “Free Thinking.” Wills’ new book, just published by Penguin UK, is a portrait of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, viewed through the experiences of both the citizens of empire and the European refugees who fled to Britain during those years.

As host Anne McElvoy points out in her radio interview with Wills, many people remember the so-called “Windrush Generation,” migrants from the Caribbean who arrived in Britain aboard the Empire Windrush, marking the beginning of post-war mass migration. There were, however, many other groups that immigrated to the U.K. during this period.

Read the full story on the Department of English homepage.

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