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

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Random House, Sep 14, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

You Cant Dry Your Nets Here Any More
1
A Very Brighton Sex Symbol
19
Skyline of Shame The Respectable Thrill of Overreacting
36
The Councils New Clothes
48
The Stoppable Rise of the New Media
65
Detox Retox The Brighton Paradox of Health
81
Our Glorious
105
Putting the Sex in Sussex
133
An AtTimesArbitrary Timeline
159
Acknowledgements
177
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About the author (2010)

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.

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