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Past times brought alive for us.,
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This review is from: The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
One of the virtues of this book is that it offers such a richly textured description of the life and culture of the North-of England working-class half a century ago. To read the book is almost to step back in time to a world that few of us today can remember or ever experienced. Hoggart's affection and respect for the people he grew up with are unmistakeable. One of the amusing aspects of the book is that in order to avoid libel cases, the author invented examples of the 'trashy' literature he criticises, most memorably "Death Cab for Cutie".
I would recommend this to anyone interested in reading a vivid and memorable slice of the social history of Britain.