From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace by Stephen Foster
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From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace
By Stephen Foster

From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace

An Eighties Memoir

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From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace by Stephen Foster

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When Stephen Foster departed for London from his hometown of Stoke, he was wearing an army surplus jacket accessorised with a CND badge, and he took with him a distinct set of attitude problems. It was the late Seventies; the south-east was on the brink of a social and economic boom - think Thatcher, Yuppies, Wham! and Essex Man. These were awful times for working-class heroes like Stephen, those who believed in Arthur Scargill, who listened to Dylan and Joy Division, and who reviled the Porsche 911. The south was a travesty. He would never fit in - he couldn't. Three decades later he had turned into the kind of poseur who had a recipe book with instructions for making Eton mess and Smoked aubergine puree lying on his ornamental butcher's block next to his six-burner range in his nice middle-class kitchen. How had this disastrous state of affairs come about? From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace is a riveting cultural memoir, funny and touching in equal measure. It will transport you back to one of the great con eras - when we were encouraged to put gel in our hair, wear blazers with rolled-up sleeves and turn our back on our roots...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906021214
ISBN-10: 190602121X
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 136mm x 16mm)
Pages: 219
Imprint: Short Books Ltd
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is the author of two bestselling books about his life as a dog owner, Walking Ollie and Along Came Dylan, both published by Short Books. He has published a short story collection, It Cracks Like Breaking Skin and two novels. She Stood There Laughing, his account of a season following Stoke City, was one of the bestselling sports books of 2004. He lives in Norwich with his partner and two lurchers that he tamed himself.

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