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  • Highly entertaining and informative

    Times Literary Supplement
  • 200 snappy and stylish essays on the topics that dominated British life since 1900

  • It is enormous fun... This is a "reference book with attitude"... [And] how can you not admire a book which, in a passing mention of Coco Chanel, describes her as "the Nazi-sympathising French couturier"?

    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

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