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Description - GB84 by David Peace

Stylish, riveting and appalling, GB84 is a shocking fictional documentation of the violence, sleaze and fraudulence that characterised Thatcher's Britain.Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people.In his trademark visceral prose, Peace describes the insidious workings of the boardroom negotiations and the increasingly anarchic coalfield battles; the struggle for influence in government and the dwindling powers of the NUM; and the corruption, intrigue and dirty tricks which run through the whole like a fault in a seam of coal.David Peace has written a novel extraordinary in its reach, and unflinching in its capacity to recreate the brutality and passion that changed the course of British history in the late twentieth century.'A genuine British original.' Guardian'Peace is a writer of such immense talent and power . . . If Northern noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer.' The Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571314874
ISBN-10: 0571314872
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Peace

David Peace was born in Yorkshire. He is the author of the Red Riding Quartet (Nineteen Seventy Four, Nineteen Seventy Seven, Nineteen Eighty and Nineteen Eighty Three), which was adapted into a Channel 4 series; Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City, the first two parts of his Tokyo Trilogy; GB84, which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Award; The Damned Utd, made into a film starring Michael Sheen; and Red or Dead, a novel about Bill Shankly.

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