Love On The Dole (Paperback)
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Love On The Dole (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 17/06/1993
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In Hanky Park, near Salford, Harry and Sally Hardcastle grow up in a society preoccupied with grinding poverty, exploited by bookies and pawnbrokers, bullied by petty officials and living in constant fear of the dole queue and the Means Test. His love affair with a local girl ends in a shotgun marriage, and, disowned by his family, Harry is tempted by crime. Sally, meanwhile, falls in love with Larry Meath, a self-educated Marxist. But Larry is a sick man and there are other more powerful rivals for her affection.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099224815
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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Being conceived in suffering and written in blood, it profoundly moves its audience. - The Times

Not for nothing did Edith Sitwell claim that she could not recall being "so deeply, so terribly moved" as when reading this story.An evocative portrayal of life in depression-era Britain. - The Guardian

One of the earliest and best novels to call for social change in Britain - Dazed Digital

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“A window into poverty”

I read this expecting it to be similar to Roddy Doyle and James Kelman, and in some ways, it was. There was the same sense of community, a coming together in difficulty, but also an intense rivalry for such scares... More

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