Party Animals

Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 02/02/2017
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Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARD

David Aaronovitch grew up in Communist Great Britain – a Britain hidden from view for most, but for those on the inside it was a life filled with picket lines, militant trade unions, solidarity rallies for foreign Communists, the Red Army Choir, copies of the Daily Worker, all underpinned by a quiet love of the Soviet Union.

In this idiosyncratic blend of memoir, history and biography, David Aaronovitch uncovers the story of his family’s life by picking through letters, diaries and secret service files, which in turn unleash vivid childhood memories of a lost and idealistic world. Party Animals is about personal life and political life becoming tragically intertwined, and one family’s search for meaning in the twentieth century.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099478973
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 223g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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Party Animals
Unusual contemporary history
I so enjoyed this book about a family living through the same times as myself, from a completely different perspective. I learned such a lot about about Br... READ MORE
Carol  Bennett
Party Animals
Party Animals
This is a jaunt through one family’s association with the Communist Party in the U.K. and the changing World , times and expectations Aaronovitch’s cas... READ MORE
Robert Stringer