'Dazzling overview of a demonised decade.' -- Mojo
'...Alwyn Turner's breathless romp through the 1980s overflows with unusual juxtapositions and surprising insights.' -- Culture, The Sunday Times
Alywn Turner has followed up Crisis? What Crisis? his acclaimed history of the 1970s with a witty, informed look at what came after.
-- Hamstead and Highgate Express
I also loved Alwyn Turner's splendid Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s... -- Dominic Sandbrook, New Statesman, November 2010
Readers of his book about the 1970s, Crisis? What Crisis?, will know of his talent for interpreting the politics of an epoch through its popular culture. -- Financial Times, November, 2010
This kaleidoscopic history...provides a vivid and enjoyable guide to these turbulent years. -- BBC History Magazine, August 2010
Turner has produced a masterly mix of shrewd analysis, historical detail and telling quotes....Indispensible.
***** -- Mail on Sunday, June, 2010
Among a host of recent books on the 1980s, Turner's stands out as comfortably the most entertaining.
-- The Sunday Times: Books of the Year
About the Author
Alwyn W. Turner is the author of Crisis? What Crisis? Britain in the 1970s and Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s, both also published by Aurum. An acclaimed writer on post-war British culture, his other books include The Biba Experience, Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock and My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock.