- Also check our best rated Biography reviews
Made In Brighton: From the grand to the gutter: Modern Britain as seen from beside the sea Paperback – 3 Apr 2008
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Julie Burchill is, on her day, the best writer in the world." (Word Magazine)
"As ever, Burchill's writing seems fuelled as much by mischievousness as indignation." (Guardian Review)
"She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals." (Word Magazine)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRITISH IN THIS NEW CENTURY?See all Product description
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For anyone without Burchill's self-indulgent tendencies, fashioned and honed in the equally self indulgent media, her book falls between two stools. It seeks to depict reality but reads like a novel. That too has its advantages but, for outsiders, it's more like the reality of Bleaker Street where, " They call it living but it feels like dying".
Burchill offers polemics instead of argument because she has no substantial argument to offer. One wonders at times if she has ever outgrown the teenage mentality of wanting to shock. It's all music to the ears of the socially dysfunctional and indulgent middle classes but working class origins and bourgeois living make uneasy bedfellows.
In fairness to Burchill I've never been to Brighton and some of what she writes would have more meaning to those familiar with the town. However, I'm left with the impression that had it been Bognor the substance of her tome would have been the same. Only the names would be changed to protect the innocent - or guilty - as the case may be.