Book review: Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

If only Jonathan Coe had smirked a little less and told us much more about Belgium’s pivotal post-war trade fair, writes Hannah McGill

The specially constructed Atomium, designed by André Waterkeyn, 
dominates the site of Expo 1958 in Brussels. Picture: Gamma-Keystone/Getty
The specially constructed Atomium, designed by André Waterkeyn, dominates the site of Expo 1958 in Brussels. Picture: Gamma-Keystone/Getty

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

Viking, £16.99