Virginia Ironside

Not So Swinging

The Sixties

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Am I being an old curmudgeon or am I right to feel completely cheated and confused when I pick up a book called The Sixties only to find, within the first few pages, that the author didn’t mean the Sixties at all? ‘The Sixties, of course, were not the decade of the same name. They began in the mid-sixties … and ended in the mid-1970s,’ writes Jenny Diski, the author of the latest in Profile’s Big Ideas series. 

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