Love and let die

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The Beatles are the biggest band there has ever been. James Bond is the single most successful movie character of all time. They are also twins. ‘Dr No’, the first Bond film, and ‘Love Me Do’, the first Beatles record, were both released on the same day – Friday 5th October 1962. Most countries can only dream of a cultural export becoming a worldwide phenomenon on this scale. For Britain to produce two on the same windy October afternoon is unprecedented. ‘Love and Let Die’ is a story about two opposite aspects of the British psyche exploding into global culture. It is a clash between working class liberation and establishment control, told over a period of sixty dramatic years.

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‘Smart, analytical and enormously good fun’ Stuart Maconie, Mail on Sunday
‘Ingenious . . . conjures a whole cultural history of the past six decades’ The Spectator
‘Strikingly insightful . . . page after page of glorious anecdotes’ The i Newspaper
‘A book to leave you shaken and stirred’ Independent
‘Poignant and entertaining’ Observer
‘If you take popular culture seriously, this is the book for you’ Jeremy Deller

Dr No
, the first Bond film, and ‘Love Me Do’, the first Beatles record, were released on the same day. Most countries can only dream of creating a phenomenon on this scale; Britain produced two on one windy October afternoon. Told over sixty dramatic years, Love and Let Die is the story of two culture touchstones that continue to define our aspirations and fantasies; of opposing values, visions of Britain and ideas about male identity; and of how a clash between working class liberation and establishment control exploded on the global stage.

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Weight 0.041 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

528

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.0856 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K