About this book
A wonderful evocation of a Britain torn between glam and gloom, the Britain of 1970-74. It was the land of Enoch Powell and Tony Benn, David Bowie and Brian Clough, Germaine Greer and Mary Whitehouse. The unions were on the march, and feminism, permissiveness, tower blocks, IRA atrocities, high-street curry houses, package holidays, gay rights and glam rock were transforming the lives of millions. Follows the success of "White Heat" and "Never Had It So Good".
The early 1970s were the age of gloom and glam. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by social unrest, fuel shortages, unemployment and inflation. This book tells the history of the gaudy, schizophrenic atmosphere of the early Seventies.