Made In Brighton
From the Grand to the Gutter - Modern Britain as Seen from Beside the Sea
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Made In Brighton by Julie Burchill
Book DescriptionWhat does it mean to be British in the twenty-first century? Brighton has long been perceived as being at the vanguard of English taste - in its attitudes towards homosexuality, the rise of the chav and binge drinking, as well as its music and drug cultures. "Made in Brighton" takes a critical look at the changing state of Britain, using the seaside vista of Brighton as a focal point. Julie Burchill and Daniel Raven, who have lived in Brighton for many years, interweave personal stories and experiences of Brighton with larger themes of sex, politics and class to explore the changes to British culture in the last twenty years. From punk to dance, dope to coke, the labour party to hen parties, straight to gay to bi and everything in between, "Made in Brighton" holds up a mirror to the dazed face of Britain and gives it a good hard slap.'I read Burchill's chapters as I have her columns - with amusement, occasional spluttering and huge admiration for her freewheeling gift of language' - Helen Brown, "Daily Telegraph". 'a great phrasemaker...a jukebox of funny stories and unreasonable opinions' - "Evening Standard". 'the book is fun...Burchill's writing seems fuelled as much by mischievousness as indignation' - "Guardian".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753513521
(197mm x 126mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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From the Everyday Hypocrites (cyclists, white hip-hop fans, reality television-haters) to the truly pungent Stinking Hypocrites (chav-haters, green campaigners and anti-Americans), this book features a witty harangue of those who shamelessly say one thing and do another.
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Author Biography - Julie Burchill
Julie Burchill has written for the Guardian and The Times and is the author of a number of novels and non-fiction books including Sugar Rush, the Emmy-winning TV series. Daniel Raven has worked as a filing clerk, postman and TV production runner. This is his first published work.
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