Seasons in the Sun by Dominic Sandbrook

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About Dominic Sandbrook

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Born in Shropshire in 1974, Dominic Sandbrook studied history and modern languages at Oxford University. He has a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews and a doctorate from Cambridge University. He taught American history at the University of Sheffield from 2001 to 2004, and has held a Senior Fellowship at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. He is the author of Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles, and lives in London.
 
Published April 19, 2012 by Allen Lane. 992 pages
Genres: History, Travel.

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David Edgar challenges an entertaining analysis of a decade of great change

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The Telegraph

Considering the austerity we are experiencing today – and there are many echoes of the Seventies in our present situation – this charming, insightful and thoroughly compelling book is very timely indeed.

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The Telegraph

Sandbrook is now a brand: each big book covers a small period in minute detail.

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New Statesman

When he joined the cabinet in 1940, Bevin said that, just as William Gladstone had wanted to remain at the Treasury for 40 years, he wanted to remain minister of labour and national service for 40 years – and so he did, in a way, his philosophy being accepted as much by the Conservative Party...

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London School of Economics

Most curiously of all, he tells us in the Acknowledgements: “Writing about Harold Wilson, a pudgy, shabby Little Englander locked away with his fears and his fantasies, I increasingly wondered whether, in fact, we were the same person.” It is perhaps a pity Sandbrook does not make more effort to ...

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London School of Economics

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while inflation soared and terrorism gripped the mainland, Wilson was completely under the control of his political advisor Marcia Williams, who – apparently anticipating Malcolm Tucker by about 30 years – called Wilson ‘a little cunt’ in front of his officials (p.

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