It was a wild, wild decade: strong politics, riots, revival, bad hair, great comedy, some dreadful music, lurid newspapers and a war or two. The Margaret Thatcher rollercoaster carried so many of us into today's Britain, with so many bumps and shrieks, that it needs a writer of cool judgement and a reporter who misses nothing to tell its story. Andy McSmith has managed it, ranging from barcodes to TVam, feminism to Torvill and Dean, and Sloane Rangers to flying pickets. It's hard to see how this account could be bettered.
McSmith has a sharp eye for a revealing story.
(McSmith) presents his views and his recollections clearly, accurately and accessibly in a very readable, social document.
A fine account of the decade.
A rollicking read.
....an enjoyable romp through the decade.