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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 a very accomplished paintings. Turner writes brilliantly, making a compelling narrative of the last decade, weaving contrasting parts including a typical storyteller's aplomb... enticing 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 was once ousted from Downing road in November 1990 after 11 years of sour social and fiscal clash, many was hoping that the last decade to come back will be extra 'caring'; others was hoping that the extra radical rules of her revolution may also be overturned. throughout politics and tradition there has been an obvious longing for whatever the Iron woman had famously brushed 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 outdoors turned the playground of the Ladette. It was once additionally a interval that will see outdated ethical certainties swept apart, and as soon as venerable associations descend into farce - undefined, when it comes to the Royal kin, by way of tragedy.

Opening with a battle within the Gulf and finishing with the assaults of eleven September 2001, A Classless Society is going looking for the last decade whilst smooth Britain got here of age. What it reveals is a country anxiously grappling with new applied sciences, tentatively embracing new life, and, certainly, forging a brand new feel of what it capability to be British.

"Deserves to turn into a classic" EDWINA CURRIE

"Rich and encyclopaedic" ROGER LEWIS, Daily Mail

"Excellent" D.J. TAYLOR, Independent

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