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1.0 out of 5 stars Left wing dross, 27 Feb 2013
This review is from: An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain: or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always (Paperback)
This book is very, very funny but certainly not in the way the author intended. I wasn't that far into it when I read in disbelief that the according to O'Farrell, post-war austerity was a myth perpetuated by Tory revisionist historians and in fact we lived in a glorious age and a land of plenty under Labour rule. Of course this all changed in 1951 when the evil Tory party regained power. Anything good that has happened in Britain is down to Labour...anything bad is solely the responsibility of the Conservatives. It is utter rubbish. And quite why O'Farrell hates Churchill so much has to be read to be believed, but suffice to say this is a book I wouldn't even give to a charity shop. It is going in the bin. If you want to read what Ben Elton's stand up routine consisted of back in the 80's then this is obviously the book for you. Otherwise avoid it at all costs.
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Initial post: 19 Apr 2013 18:47:32 BDT
P. Wharton says:
I think you'll find that Labour doesn't fare well either, but then maybe the truth hurts if it's not what you believe
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