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A good job on a difficult subject,
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This review is from: No Such Thing as Society: A History of Britain in the 1980s (Paperback)
There's a saying (I don't know where from, I'm afraid) that recent history, the "day before yesterday" can be the most difficult to write about and understand, and I think this book makes a good stab at it. This was the first decade I lived through as an adult, being 21 at it's dawning, and so I remember many of the events in this book. Personally I was left with a powerful sense of anger at the waste of a decade, where anything that didn't fit the lower middle-class ethics of Thatcherism was at best ignored. A good antidote, perhaps, to anyone who thinks these were the Good Old Days.