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Strangeways Here We Come

Dave Haslam: Ecstasy, 23 January 2003

The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E 
by Decca Aitkenhead.
Fourth Estate, 206 pp., £12.99, January 2002, 1 84115 337 0
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... understandable that young people believe that somewhere there’s a drug to make you happy. Decca Aitkenhead believes that in Ecstasy we have found it. As she sets out on her search for the perfect E she admits wanting to recapture her experiences of taking Ecstasy at a club called Strangeways in Manchester in 1993. Nearly a decade later and on the ...

Nigels against the World

Ferdinand Mount: The EU Referendum, 19 May 2016

... only game that appeases the dreams and resentments of the Brexiters. It isn’t about economics. Decca Aitkenhead traipsed all the way to Nigel Lawson’s gentilhommière in Gascony to seek enlightenment on the economics. But all she could get out of the long-serving chancellor, by far the most experienced voice in the Leave camp, was that ‘the ...

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