Francis Beckett’s new book, What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do For Us – How the Children of the Sixties Lived the Dream and Failed the Future is published in July 2010.
It’s the history of a generation, born to the freedom from want, fear and ignorance provided by the Attlee settlement. The baby boomers, says Beckett, decided that the freedoms that it had were too good for their children. So they pulled the ladder up after them.
This racy, entertaining and angry book explains the baby boomer generation in terms of their education, their music and their politics.
It is the sixteenth book by author, journalist, broadcaster, playwright and contemporary historian Francis Beckett. His last two plays, after successful London fringe runs, have now been published by Samuel French: Money Makes You Happy (2008) and The Right Honourable Lady (2009.)
He writes for national newspapers and magazines, broadcasts frequently, and edits the national magazine of the University of the Third Age.