'The thing I am proudest of is that I managed to handle the riots in 1981 without being forced to take more repressive measures.' William Whitelaw, reflecting on his time as home secretary in The Whitelaw Memoirs, 1989
...is a writer living in London. His next book will be The Last Post: Music, Remembrance and the Great War. Previous work includes a trilogy on modern British history: Crisis? What Crisis?, Rejoice! Rejoice! and A Classless Society, and some stuff about popular culture in Britain: The Biba Experience, Halfway to Paradise, Glam Rock, Portmeirion and The Man Who Invented the Daleks. That sort of thing.