80's: The 1980s was the decade when Thatcher reigned and money talked. It was a time of boom and bust, yuppies, New Romantics, riots, miners' strikes, Live Aid and the Falklands, ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Communism and the triumph of shopping.
The latecomers are Hartmann and Fibich, brought over to England as children to escape Nazi Germany, now living close to each other in London in their 60s, and still friends. Yet they could not be more different, each having adopted different strategies to reconcile themselves with their past and to cope with an uncertain world.
Cover artwork by John Squire: John Squire was born in Manchester in 1962. Originally a member of The Stone Roses and later a solo musician, he gave up his music career to concentrate on his painting. He has since been exhibited widely, and many of his works have featured on major album covers.
|Details||Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Penguin (1 April 2010)
Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm