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The Eighties may seem to many of us like yesterday, but in many ways the Britain of thirty years ago was a thoroughly foreign country. During the years when Thatcherism wiped out almost a quarter of Britain’s heavy industry through savagely monetarist policies, a naval Task Force also sailed to re-take an insular outpost in the South Atlantic. In the same decade as the extraordinary pitched battles of the miners’ strike, Boy George sweetly crooned “Karma Chameleon”. As the world faced the early days of panic over the AIDS virus, pop stars took to the stage for Live Aid.
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|Publisher:||White Lion Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.07(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)|
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.