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Let's All Take A Trip (Down King's Road)
on 12 January 2007
I enjoyed this one.
Starting in 1536, when Henry VIII moved into the neighbourhood, Mr Decharne steps back to take a balanced view of the history of KR. Plenty of space given over the Swinging 60s, but placing them in the context of the kitchen sink 50s. A full account of the Seditionaries 70s, but with a reporter's care to sift out what was really happening from the tourist postcard froth of later years.
The style is briskly engaging, whilst still packing in a satisfying level of detail about who lived, & did what to whom, where.
Strong recommendation for those interested in England's popular culture & its international impact over the last 50 years & for aficionados of London.