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Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes

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A modern classic in British literature, Absolute Beginners, set in London in 1958, follows the world of a young photographer as he records various key moments in his life. It is a world of smoky jazz clubs, coffee bars, and hip hangouts in the center of London's emerging Mod culture. The young and restless – the absolute beginners – were creating a world as different as they dared from the traditional image of England's green and pleasant land. It's the time for sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll, the era of the first race riots and the lead up to the swinging sixties...

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