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On the Cusp: Days of ’62 by David Kynaston review – dizzyingly varied

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Kynaston’s impressive history of Britain comes to the year 1962, when Harold Macmillan pulled out the long knives and the Beatles released ‘Love Me Do’ In Whitehall, prime minister Harold Macmillan unexpectedly sacked a third of his cabinet; in a North Cheam pub, the Rolling Stones performed to a paying audience of two; in Barrow-in-Furness, Nella Last, after a lunch of “soup, salad, ham & the last bit of chicken”, had to call the television rental shop when her set wouldn’t “hold” ITV. And so David Kynaston’s determinedly democratic take on
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