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All together now? : one man's walk in search of his father and a lost England / Mike Carter.

Author/Creator:
Carter, Mike, 1964- author.
Publication:
London : Guardian Faber, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
391 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Carter, Mike, 1964- -- Family.
Carter, Mike, 1964-
Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Labor movement.
Families.
Labor movement.
Manners and customs.
Politics and government.
Great Britain.
Summary:
"In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country. As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicians; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought. All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communitise and ourselves"--Back of book.
ISBN:
178335156X
9781783351565
OCLC:
1037808585
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