The Long Week-End

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The Long Week-End is a social history of interwar Britain, written by Robert Graves and Alan Hodge. It was first published in 1940, just after the end of the period it treats.

Their story covers a wide range of popular and social themes, including politics, business, science, religion, art, literature, fashion, education, popular amusements, domestic life, sexual relations, and much else. [1] It has come to be regarded as a classic of its kind, though not so famous as Graves's book Good-Bye to All That.

The Long Week-End has gone through several reprints, the latest in 1994.

Historian Adrian Tinniswood named his 2016 book, ''The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939'', after it.


  1. ^ John Lucas, The Radical Twenties: Aspects of Writing, Politics and Culture. Nottingham: Five Leaves, 1997. ISBN 0907123171 (pp. 123-25)