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"This book should be required reading...it will shock many to the quick, that all this could be happening under their noses" (Jack Straw Guardian)
"He describes what he sees and hears with exemplary clarity, neither pulling punches nor exaggerating... Read him to discover how dreadful a country much of Britain has become" (Theodore Dalrymple Sunday Telegraph)
"A most powerful and harrowing piece of investigative journalism...it takes a very brave and persistent reporter to reach the hidden part of Britain that Davies has chosen to explore" (Peregrine Worsthorne New Statesman)
"If you want to find out about the poor, you have to go looking. Most people, most writers, don't bother. Nick Davies has bothered, and he should be congratulated...his analysis is spot on" (Robert Crampton The Times)
"A brilliant journalistic investigation... A copy should be sent to every Labour MP to remind them of their responsibilities" (Robert McCrum Observer) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Award-winning journalist Nick Davies explores obscured aspects of British culture, from abject poverty to child prostitution. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
this is a very interesting book. it is rather dated now but the issues are still relevant, a must for social care workers.Published 13 days ago by suzanne churchill
This is not a 'must read' but more of a 'must know'.
Nick Davies writes without sensationalizing the bleak history of individuals.
If you haven't witnessed the effects of poverty on the people of Britain this book is very informative. It is grim in places but a necessary read.Published 18 months ago by hippychick
Great read about the dark side of Great Britain in the 70s/80s. It's dark,gritty, and sad at times but honest!Published 19 months ago by MISS C BARKER
Mr Davies has an overt political agenda but, nevertheless, I find his skilful reportage profoundly significant. The more who read this book, the better.Published 20 months ago by Joe MCMXLVII