A Very British Dystopia

A Very British Coup embraced the intrigues of class war, but its sequel falls prey to the mundanities of culture war.

Nearly four decades on, Chris Mullin’s 1982 novel A Very British Coup remains a classic piece of leftist fiction and, though billed as “a delicious fantasy” by the Observer, its impact was largely owed to the real-world resonance its story carried. Pitting the fictional Sheffield steelworker Harry Perkins and his Labour majority government against a […]

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