Absolute Beginners: The twentieth-century cult classic (Paperback)
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Absolute Beginners: The twentieth-century cult classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 13/06/2011
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London, 1958. In the smoky jazz clubs of Soho and the coffee bars of Notting Hill the young and the restless - the absolute beginners - are forging a new carefree lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Moving in the midst of this world of mods and rockers, Teddy gangs and trads., and snapping every scene with his trusty Rolleiflex, is MacInnes' young photographer, whose unique wit and honest views remain the definitive account of London life in the 1950s and what it means to be a teenager. In this twentieth century cult classic, MacInnes captures the spirit of a generation and creates the style bible for anyone interested in Mod culture, and the changing face of London in the era of the first race riots and the lead up to the swinging Sixties...

Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749009984
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


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'The 1959 novel by Colin MacInnes was once described by Paul Weller as "the ultimate mod book". Written in the 'Beat' style of Kack Kerouac...describing their love of Italian style, from suits to cappuccinos, the novel captured the fat-moving, cosmopolitan style craved by the mods.' Shortlist

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“Style Clash”

London W10, Summer 1958: a bombed-out warren of dodgy digs, prying landladies, seedy dives, and milk bars. There is an energy on the streets that summer, fuelled by race riots and style clash. What a time to be young... More

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