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By A Customer
This review is from: Rumours of a Hurricane (Paperback)
This book is a beautifully written account of very ordinary people, going through their lives in the midst of what was always known in my house as 'The Thatcher Terror'. I'd never read any of Tim Lott's novels before, and I was genuinely surprised at the skill and sensitivity with which he painted his characters. Journalists aren't exactly known for their subtlety and sensitivity...
It's a terribly moving, but also terribly angry story, which only served to remind me of just how destructive and turbulent a time the 80s really were for hundreds of thousands of people in this country. Thatcher's presence - and Lott's own politics - are felt, albeit subtly, throughout the novel, without detracting from the plot in any noticeable way. I haven't enjoyed a novel this much for a very long time, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Oh, and don't be put off (as I almost was) by the fact that the cover carries a glowing recommendation from that scourge of society Tony Parsons. You'll regret it if you do.