Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns By Kerry Hudson

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns
by Kerry Hudson

`Kerry Hudson blew me away, opened my eyes...' Philippa Perry, bestselling author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read`Compelling, fascinating and well-written, undeniably grim but peppered with humour and tenderness' Kit de Waal

Only 3 left

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns Summary


A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today's Britain. `One of the most important books of the year' Guardian 'When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of being `lowborn' no matter how far you've come?' Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma. Twenty years later, Kerry's life is unrecognisable. She's a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world. She has a secure home, a loving partner and access to art, music, film and books. But she often finds herself looking over her shoulder, caught somehow between two worlds. Lowborn is Kerry's exploration of where she came from. She revisits the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed. `Kerry Hudson blew me away, opened my eyes...' Philippa Perry, bestselling author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read `Compelling, fascinating and well-written, undeniably grim but peppered with humour and tenderness' Kit de Waal

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR009769645
Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns
Kerry Hudson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2019-05-07
256
1784742457
9781784742454
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.