From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace
An Eighties Memoir
By (author) Stephen Foster
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From Working Class Hero to Absolute Disgrace by Stephen Foster
Book DescriptionWhen 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 DetailsISBN: 9781906021214
(215mm x 136mm x 16mm)
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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