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Janet Watts

Janet Watts is a profile and feature writer on the staff of the Observer.

Viva Biba

Janet Watts, 8 December 1988

We now speak of the decades of this century in a recognised code. We see, or try not to see, the Thirties in the Eighties; we settle with relief into sentimentality about the Sixties. This was, after all, the time when the middle-aged men and women who colour British public opinion were young, hopeful and sexually active. Is it the decade that they now mourn and celebrate, or the charm of their lost young selves?

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