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.
|Publisher:||Aurum Press, Limited|
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About the Author
ALWYN W. TURNER is the author of Crisis? What Crisis?: Britain in the 1970s and the ebook Things Can Only Get Bitter: The Lost Generation of 1992, both published by Aurum. An acclaimed writer on post-war British culture, his other books include The Biba Experience, Halfway to Paradise, My Generation and ?Terry Nation: The Man Who Invented the Daleks?. He is currently writing ?A Classless Society, a history of Britain in the 1990s.