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The post-war Tory backlash in literature

An interesting link today from Liberal England to an article in the New Statesman by David Kynaston, author of all those weighty tomes about post-war British society. Kynaston writes of the middle class revolt as described in novels by Marghanita Laski, Angela Thirkell and Molly Panter-Downes. The Angela Thirkell novel referred to is Private Enterprise; full of repellent opinions yet still a favourite of mine. I have just wasted time searching in vain for Molly Panter-Downes’ One Fine Day, which I *know* I have in an old hardback edition. Isn’t that always infuriating? Laski’s book Tory Heaven is being republished by Persephone Books this week. Link to the article.

Tags: angela thirkell, david kynaston, history, marghanita laski, molly panter-downes
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