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SEX and DRUGS and STATE CONTROL [Kindle Edition]

Colin Wilkie
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Book Description

These are the stories of the streets. A gritty memoir of work with the abused, the abusers and those just caught in the middle. A bit like Anthony Bourdain's 'Kitchen Confidential', though without the food; or Gervase Finn's memories of inspecting schools, but without the Dales; or 'Diary of a GP' but obviously without the stethoscope.

From new-born drug addicted babies removed from their mothers, to blessing holy statues with marmalade, to abandoned grannies, it's a bit of a multi-generational misery memoir.

It's a street-level view of life in Britain today - the welfare dependency, the addictions, the collapsed families and the humour that keeps everyone going - especially the workers.

"Given the subject matter, this short book is a surprisingly light-hearted read.I couldn't put it down. Loved it." Lizzie




Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Haven Publishing; 1 edition (22 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IR06YU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #379,873 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glimpses of a hidden Scotland 19 Feb. 2012
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thoroughly enjoyed this book, the casebook of a senior social worker in the south of Scotland.
The funny, humane, moving short stories are somewhere between James Herriot and Irvine Welch.
Look forward to more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars katie catherine 17 April 2012
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An entertaining and informative view of life as a social worker in a typical small town. Looking forward to the next installment!
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4.0 out of 5 stars glimpses of a hidden scotland 29 Jan. 2012
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thoroughly enjoyed this book, the casebook of a senior social worker in the south of scotland.
the funny, humane, moving short stories are somewhere between james herriot and irvine welch.
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