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Gb84 By David Peace

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David Peace turns his talents to the most wrenching and socially devastating struggle of the past half-century in Britain: the 1984 miner's strike, which set the government against the people.
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Gb84 by David Peace

Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people. David Peace's sweeping, bloody and dramatic fictional portrait of the year that left an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness covers a broad and unexpected canvas of characters. Peace describes the insidious workings of the boardroom negotiations and the increasingly anarchic coalfield battles; the struggle for influence in government and the dwindling powers of the NUM; and the corruption, intrigue and dirty tricks which run through the whole like a fault in a seam of coal. GB84 is a shocking fictional documentation of the violence, sleaze and fraudulence that characterised Thatcher's Britain.

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Gb84 by David Peace
David Peace
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Fiction 2005
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