When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies by Andy Beckett is the most dynamic, relevant and exciting history book of the year, shedding a whole new light on overlooked recent history.
Andy Beckett was born in 1969. He studied modern history at Oxford University and journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. He is a feature writer at the Guardian, and also writes for the London Review of Books and the New York Times magazine. He lives in London.