0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Professor Selina Todd

The ultimate insight into the ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed Britain's cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.

'A sympathetic and perceptive account of a fine writer at a critical moment in our cultural life' KEN LOACH

On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus driver's daughter from Salford, the play exposed a deeply polarised society in Britain, sparked press and political outrage and transformed its young author into an unexpected star. Shelagh Delaney's assertive female characters struck an immediate chord with working-class women who dreamed of more than just suburban housewifery, and her work and legacy would go on to inspire future generations of writers, musicians and artists.

This is the remarkable story of how a working-class teenager stormed theatreland, exploded old certainties about class, race, sex and taste, and blazed an incendiary new path in British culture.

'A riveting book' DAVID HARE

Buy Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Professor Selina Todd from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781784703486
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Professor Selina Todd

Book Reviews - Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Professor Selina Todd

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution book by Professor Selina Todd and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.