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

£8.99

Author Kerry Hudson Published by Vintage Books ISBN 9781784708603 EAN 9781784708603 Bic Code Cover Paperback

Available on back-order

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, revisiting the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed.

Book Case

Independent book shop in Hebden Bridge with a wide selection of fiction, non fiction and children’s books as well as cards and stationery. We have a selection of our titles online, but  we can order most books in print for collection that week or 48hr home delivery, so if you don’t see what you want please email us your enquiry. Free shipping on orders over £30(please select free shipping at checkout) Collection times may be longer during lockdown.

More Products from Book Case