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Reviews

Those who buy this book will find something to intrigue them on almost every page
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Readable and full of fascinating quotations and figures
LITERARY REVIEW
James is a well-informed guide to the past, conducting us on a tour from Chaucer to Thatcher. He has a sharp eye for detail
INDEPENDENT
[A] magisterial, sweeping new history of the middle class in Britain . . . Amirable
HERALD