Evening at Dorneywood

Alan Rusbridger

  • The Whitelaw Memoirs by William Whitelaw
    Aurum, 280 pp, £14.95, May 1989, ISBN 1 85410 028 9

In the early summer of 1981 a string of riots burned up and down Britain like Armada beacons. Brixton resembled post-Blitz London. Whole areas of Manchester, Preston, Wolverhampton and Hull were reduced to rubble and glass. In July, Liverpool lit up in a haze of flame and CS gas. Shortly afterwards Manchester erupted once again.

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