"(A) passionate and engaging book... I think Hanley's book is
destined to create a watershed in British housing policy" -- Observer
"(An) engrossing story of council housing since the war... (an)
-- The Times (Roy Hattersley)
"A highly engaging book" -- Book Magazine
"A rich, thought-provoking book"
-- The Observer
"An account of council housing (that is) not just readable but
interesting and moving" -- Scotland on Sunday
"Articulate, savage, poignant, engaged and vividly descriptive" -- Sunday Times
"Hanley writes with an ironic, characteristically Brummie sense of
humour and cutting sarcasm, which makes the book colourfully readable." -- New Statesman
"This study of the rise and decline of council housing is fuelled
by unusual passion and vision" -- Evening Standard
"Written with a passion born of first-hand experience, the author
takes a commendably balanced view... humble, honest and, yes, intimate" -- The List
Hanley's Estates is many things - social history, memoir, mild
polemic... honest, informed and never whimsical... well-timed and truthful
-- Telegraph (Andy Miller)
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About the Author
LYNSEY HANLEY was born in Birmingham and now lives in London. She regularly writes for the Observer, Telegraph, New Statesman and many others. Estates: An Intimate History is her first book.