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This month’s best historical reads


Social historian Virginia Nicholson explains why the 1960s can’t be written off as a “long, luscious debauch”, and how modern feminists might learn from that turbulent decade

How Was It For You? Women, Sex, Love and Power in the 1960s

By Virginia Nicholson

Viking, £20, hardback, 512 pages

This evocative, empathetic account of the so-called ‘sexual revolution’ of the 1960s opens with a striking thought experiment: imagine the pensioners around you today as they were some 50 years ago, when they were young people buffeted by the opportunities and the strictures of a decade of political and social change. As Virginia Nicholson skilfully argues, change didn’t happen quickly, and nor did it happen for everyone. Trough interviews with a cast of fascinating women, she sketches the ways in which fashion, music, politics and sex offered new forms of self-expression – and the chance to change Britain forever.

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