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Made In Brighton : From the grand to the gutter: Modern Britain as seen from beside the sea

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Britain is experiencing a sudden reckless rush of liberalisation, from 24 hour licensing to gay marriages. But how did we get from idolising Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier to Jordan and Peter Andre? Funny and bittersweet, Made In Brighton interweaves personal stories of life in Brighton with larger themes of sex, politics and class to take a cold, hard look at the changing face of Britain, and at the town which has always been at the vanguard of Britain's cultural evolution. From punk to dance, dope to coke, the Labour party to hen parties, straight to gay to bi, this book holds a mirror up to the dazed face of Britain and gives it a good hard slap.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 200g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753513528
  • 9780753513521
  • 1,338,832

About Daniel Raven

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.show more

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"Julie Burchill is, on her day, the best writer in the world." * Word Magazine * "As ever, Burchill's writing seems fuelled as much by mischievousness as indignation." * Guardian Review * "She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals." * Word Magazine *show more

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"She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals."show more

Back cover copy

What 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' Guardianshow more

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