May Day 1971 – and British terrorists bomb a fashion boutique. ALWYN TURNER tells the story.
The late Bay City Rollers singer in his own words, as recorded by ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER shares some letters from Forum magazine in 1970. Expect honey, steak and vacuum cleaners.
ALWYN TURNER reviews books on Orwell by Dorian Lynskey and John Rodden – one of them good, the other very, very bad.
From The Stud to Absolute Beginners, Simon Matthews’s new book rounds up music movies of the 1970s and ’80s. ALWYN TURNER has a read.
From Morrissey and Bowie to Major and Blair, the Union Jack was everywhere in the 1990s, as ALWYN TURNER remembers.
DAN ATKINSON finds sex, plagiarism and libel in a 1959 novel by Winston Graham.
Nigel Williams’s 1984 thriller involving trade unions, nationalised car manufacturers, far left politics – it’s a classic of its era, concludes DAN ATKINSON.
The best of all school stories? ALWYN TURNER thinks it might be.
Was Wyatt’s fiction as colourful as his diaries? wonders PAUL SAFFER.
A neglected 1930 song by Charlie Higgins, exhumed for Hallowe’en by ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER reads Bram Stoker’s second-best-known novel – and finds there’s a steep fall-off after #1.