For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad's know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad's got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dad is the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn't know the answer, you don't really need to do it!
In association with the flagship BBC2 series.This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World War, and emerged from post-war austerity determined to create a new society for their children.It is the story of people who raised their families during the immense social upheaval of the Fifties and Sixties, as the world in which they had grown up changed inexorably. It is the story of the people who shaped the way we live now. Britain's Greatest Generation tells this multi-faceted story through the eye-witness accounts of those who were there, from Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn to Dame Vera Lynn, from Bletchley Park veteran Jean Valentine to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, and from fighter pilot Tom Neil to the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes. Together their testimony creates a vivid, often deeply moving picture of an extraordinary epoch - and the extraordinary people who lived through it.