'Turner has certainly hit upon a rich and fascinating subject, and his intertwining of political and cultural history is brilliantly done... This is a masterful work of social history and cultural commentary, told with much wit. It almost makes you feel as if you were there' -- Roger Lewis Mail on Sunday 'Vivid, brilliantly researched... Turner may be an anorak, but he is an acutely intelligent anorak' -- Francis Wheen New Statesman 'This well-researched and witty text recounts how the media reflected politics in an era of glamour, bad fashion and inflation... displays wit, colour and detail' -- Brian Groom Financial Times 'An adventurous and enjoyable reassessment of a much-maligned decade' -- Nick Rennison BBC History Magazine 'A real lesson in social history but without the stuffiness... A good fun reminder of the "decade that taste forgot"' Manchester Evening News 'An ambitious, entertaining alternative history of the 1970s which judges the decade not just by its political turbulence but by the leg-up it gave popular culture' Time Out 'Turner combines a fan's sense of populism (weaving in references to a rapidly expanding popular culture) with a keen grasp of the political landscape, which gives his survey of an often overlooked decade its cutting edge' Metro 'Turner's narrative is quite compelling... This is about as far away from sober, stuffy history as you can get and deserves a wide readership' Publishing News
About the Author
ALWYN W. TURNER is the author of Rejoice! Rejoice!: Britain in the 1980s, A Classless Society: Britain in the 1990s and the ebook Things Can Only Get Bitter: The Lost Generation of 1992, all 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.