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|Description:||x, 341 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword. Good working-class mining stock. Mrs Langley's books. Never show you're scared. More to lose than their chains. 'Why tha' waddling tha' bloody arse?' To the Palace of Varieties. Socialist till I die. Bend it like Beckham. Never be dull. I wah in Derbyshire. The front bench below the gangway. The agony and the ecstasy. The jazz singer. The Queen's speech. The Iron Lady. On the right as well as the left. The odd couple. Posh boys and a dinosaur. Fresh air, roses and revolution. What's left? Acknowledgements. Index.|
'Skinner's life [...] cried out to be recorded. In an era when politics has become increasingly bland and middle-class, there is marked shortage of working-class heroes' Observer. 'Witty, tender and