Documentary approach that shows the English at work and at play over the last four decades. By turns gritty and evocative, it is a book one imagines that Orwell would have liked very much. --The Guardian, Photobooks of the Year 2009
The book contains some strong and touching images, and is very good on some key points in the difficult evolution of a multicultural nation. --British Journal of Photography
It captures the little triumphs and larger miseries of the lives of ordinary people - the poor and the upwardly mobile, the idle and the abandoned. --New Statesman
About the Author
Chris Steele-Perkins is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning, Magnum photographer whose assignments have taken him around the world. Born in Burma in 1947 he moved to England when he was two. His home country of England remains a constant source of inspiration. His books include;The Teds (1979), Beirut: The Frontline Story(1983),The Pleasure Principle (1989), Afghanistan (2000), Tokyo Love Hello (2007), Northern Exposures: A Magnum Photographer's Portrait of Rural Life in the North East of England(2007) and Fading Light: A Magnum Photographer's Portraits of Centenarians (2012).