Our Times by A.N. Wilson

Prolific author Andrew (‘A.N.’) Wilson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._N._Wilson) takes us on a delightful tour of the recent past, the age of Elizabeth II. Starting from the year of the coronation in 1953 Wilson covers such familiar topics as the Suez crisis, Vietnam, The Beatles, Princess Diana, the miners’ strike, the Cold War, the Angry Young Men, the satirists of  ‘Beyond the Fringe’, Ruth Ellis and the abolition of hanging, the rise of pop culture and the obsession with celebrity, industrial unrest and the Winter of Discontent, the Thatcher era and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Depending on how old you are this could be a walk down memory lane or it could be fresh history. Either way, Wilson is never less than engaging and informative.

Enquire at your local public library. Check if this important new history book is in stock by consulting the online catalogue at  Home | South Lanarkshire Libraries (sllclibrary.co.uk)

496 pages in Arrow paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0099492467

A. N. Wilson

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