By Alwyn W. Turner
"Superb" NICK COHEN, writer of What's Left?
"Tremendously entertaining" DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Sunday Times
"Like his earlier histories of the Seventies and Eighties, A Classless Society is an awfully finished paintings. Turner writes brilliantly, making a compelling narrative of the last decade, weaving contrasting parts including a usual storyteller's aplomb... attractive 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 used to be ousted from Downing highway in November 1990 after 11 years of sour social and monetary 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 well also be overturned. throughout politics and tradition there has been an obvious craving for anything the Iron woman had famously pushed aside: society.
The 'New Britain' to emerge will be a contradiction: economically unequal yet culturally classless. while Westminster agonised over sleaze and the ERM, the rustic open air grew to become the playground of the Ladette. It used to be additionally a interval that will see outdated ethical certainties swept apart, and as soon as venerable associations descend into farce - undefined, in terms of the Royal relatives, by means of tragedy.
Opening with a conflict within the Gulf and finishing with the assaults of eleven September 2001, A Classless Society is going looking for the last decade whilst sleek Britain got here of age. What it reveals is a state anxiously grappling with new applied sciences, tentatively embracing new existence, and, primarily, forging a brand new feel of what it skill to be British.
"Deserves to develop into a classic" EDWINA CURRIE
"Rich and encyclopaedic" ROGER LEWIS, Daily Mail
"Excellent" D.J. TAYLOR, Independent