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A Hero for High Times: A Younger Reader's Guide to the Beats, Hippies, Freaks, Punks, Ravers, New-Age Travellers and Dog-on-a-Rope Brew Crew Crusties of the British Isles, 1956-1994 by [Marchant, Ian]
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Editorial Reviews

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"Extraordinary... What a seditious, crackpot, transcendental riot this book is. My book of the year, and it's only February." -- Roger Lewis * The Times * "Listen carefully, children, to a checklist of the British underground scene... This amiable and engaging blog-doc is an Odyssey for elective outsiders. Here are real monsters and sirens of Soho and Presteigne, legions of the talkative dead, and a great rattletrap camper van voyage carrying us back to the point of origin... A Hero for High Times is Ian Marchant's monumental defence of the alternative way." -- Iain Sinclair * Guardian * "Infectious... [A] hugely engaging compendium of high ideals, low morals and apeshit behaviour." -- John Walsh * Sunday Times * "A defiant, funny lament for lost ideals." * The Sun * "An up close and personal story of the counterculture... as well as a rumination on the nature of friendship." * Choice Magazine **Pick of the Paperbacks** * "A lament for lost hope and a lost radicalism amid the conservatism of the contemporary world." -- Teddy Jamieson * Glasgow Herald *

About the Author

Ian Marchant is originally from Newhaven in East Sussex, and now lives in Radnorshire. He has published seven books, including two acclaimed memoir/travel books, Parallel Lines and The Longest Crawl. He has presented many documentaries for BBC Radio Four and Radio Three and has made numerous appearances various festivals, including Hay, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, and Wilderness.

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  • File Size: 28544 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (February 15, 2018)
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y16DLPV
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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