"Being conceived in suffering and written in blood, it profoundly moves its audience." (The Times
Not for nothing did Edith Sitwell claim that she could not recall being "so deeply, so terribly moved" as when reading this story.
An evocative portrayal of life in depression-era Britain.
" (The Guardian
"One of the earliest and best novels to call for social change in Britain" (Dazed Digital
'As a novel it stands very high, but it is in its qualities as a "social document" that its great value lies' Times Literary Supplement