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The Miners' Strike of 1984-85 is a central theme
of the Armstrong and Burton series.
Read more about the real history here;
Pioneers of Diversity
We're currently building dedicated web, Facebook and Pinterest pages, with photos, bios and links, celebrating pioneers of diversity in politics, culture and the arts, with the emphasis on Post-War Britain. It's all still in its early stages, and any suggestions and contributions will be gratefully received. Feel free to get in touch through Facebook, or contact us direct here.
(Pictured is the late actor Dino Shafeek)
Although the principal characters in the Armstrong and Burton novels are wholly fictitious, a number of real people make cameo appearances, and many of the events that underpin the narrative really happened.
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Post-war popular culture in Britain plays a big part in the stories as well, and inspiration has been drawn from a wide variety of sources. Find out more on the Author's Note and Faves and Recommendations pages.
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