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Books that open windows to recent times gone by.

1960s hippies, 1970s disco, 1980s legwarmers, 1990s grunge – some fashions, fads and faux pas are simply of their time. When books transport us back through space–time to periods and places we recognise, it can unlock technicolour memories and moods in our minds’ eyes. Here are some books that do just that.

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