Dan Jones

Baby Boom & Bust

The Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth


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‘They fuck you up, your mum and dad.’ So begins Larkin’s ‘This Be The Verse’. It is a precise summary of this book’s thesis.

Modern Britain was built by the baby-boomers: the generation born between 1945 and 1955, who grew up in the Sixties and whose lives were shaped by the visionary reforms that followed the end of the Second World War.

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