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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753535851
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Made In Brighton

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


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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRITISH IN THIS NEW CENTURY?

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.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753535851
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Authors

Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill started work aged just 17 at New Musical Express and has since had a long and impressive career in journalism, writing for many publications on various topics such as punk music, film reviews and feminism

Julie has written more than a dozen books including Sugar Rush, Ambition and On David Beckham. She is no stranger to controversy, and Unchosen has already proved to be a divisive and polemical book.

Daniel Raven

Daniel Raven has worked as a filing clerk, postman and TV production runner. Made In Brighton is his first published work.


Praise for Made In Brighton

“Julie Burchill is, on her day, the best writer in the world.”

Word Magazine

“As ever, Burchill's writing seems fuelled as much by mischievousness as indignation.”

Guardian Review

“She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals.”

Word Magazine


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