In Their Own Words: British Novelists - Nothing Sacred (1970-1990)

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Series looking at the story of the British novel in the 20th century, told by those who know it best - the authors themselves. The third and final part explores the 1970s and 80s - a period in which, as Angela Carter put it, there was 'nothing sacred' as the mores of the time were incessantly called into question. Novelists were at the forefront of a new revolution as British fiction was suddenly thrust into the limelight. Acting as agents of provocation, these disparate British writers indelibly changed the literary climate.