By Alwyn W. Turner"Superb" NICK COHEN, writer of What's Left?
"Tremendously entertaining" DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Sunday Times
"Like his prior histories of the Seventies and Eighties, A Classless Society is a very finished paintings. Turner writes brilliantly, making a compelling narrative of the last decade, weaving contrasting components including a traditional storyteller's aplomb... enticing and unique" IRVINE WELSH, Daily Telegraph
"Ravenously inquisitive, darkly comical and coolly undeceived... Turner is a grasp of the telling detail" CRAIG BROWN, Mail on Sunday
When Margaret Thatcher was once ousted from Downing highway in November 1990 after 11 years of sour social and financial clash, many was hoping that the last decade to return will be extra 'caring'; others was hoping that the extra radical rules of her revolution may possibly also be overturned. throughout politics and tradition there has been an obvious craving for whatever the Iron woman had famously brushed aside: society.
The 'New Britain' to emerge will be a contradiction: economically unequal yet culturally classless. when Westminster agonised over sleaze and the ERM, the rustic outdoors turned the playground of the Ladette. It was once additionally a interval that may see previous ethical certainties swept apart, and as soon as venerable associations descend into farce - undefined, on the subject of the Royal relatives, by means of tragedy.
Opening with a warfare within the Gulf and finishing with the assaults of eleven September 2001, A Classless Society is going looking for the last decade whilst glossy Britain got here of age. What it reveals is a kingdom anxiously grappling with new applied sciences, tentatively embracing new existence, and, chiefly, forging a brand new experience of what it capability to be British.
"Deserves to turn into a classic" EDWINA CURRIE
"Rich and encyclopaedic" ROGER LEWIS, Daily Mail
"Excellent" D.J. TAYLOR, Independent