About this book
Sandbrook's acclaimed account of Britain in the late 1970s now in paperback. This is the book behind his highly popular BBC2 documentary series "The Seventies". The years 1974-79 saw the peak of union power and the apogee of old working class Britain, but also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of the grocer's daughter from Grantham.
The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - and also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer's daughter who would change everything. This title is an account of the late 1970s in Britain.