Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers (Paperback)
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Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 01/05/2019
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Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.

Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser.

Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class.

Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781783527458
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“YES!”

What a gorgeous and heart warming nostalgia trip. This book speaks to me on so many levels and really shines a light on the intelligence, humour, resilience and spirit of working class communities. If you didn't... More

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Jane Skudder

“In a class of its own”

Class is always a contentious issue. We are becoming increasingly open to recognising self-identification when it comes to gender, we are able to realise that sexuality is a personal choice and ethnicity is often more... More

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“Essential Reading”

A fantastic celebration of life as part of the working class. Debunking the myths and assumptions, with stories full of humour, love and hope. A must read.

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