Billy Bragg - Still Suitable for Miners

Billy Bragg - Still Suitable for Miners

Revised edition

Paperback (24 May 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'Love me or hate me. It's a great read' - Billy Bragg

He was a punk. He was a soldier. He was a flag-waver for the Labour Party and the miners. He is Billy Bragg, passionate protest folk singer and tireless promoter of political and humanitarian causes around the world.

His life encapsulates so much about his generation: born in the late '50s, passions forged by punk, politics shaped by Thatcherism, career inspired by engagement, hope provided by the end of the Cold War and ideology galvanised by what he sees as a 'post-ideological' twenty-first century. He adapts to survive: serious about compassion and accountability, he likes a laugh too, and has never forgotten where he comes from.

Still Suitable for Miners is the official Billy Bragg story, tracing his life, family and career at close range from Barking to the present day. This 20th anniversary edition has been updated to include the rise of Corbyn, the unfolding of Brexit, Billy's reclamation of skiffle and his overtures into Americana.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780753552711
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Virgin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 782.42166092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 381
Weight: 278g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 25mm