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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns by Kerry Hudson
    Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns - by Kerry Hudson

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784742454 | ISBN 10: 1784742457

    A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today’s Britain.  'When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway
    Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529103373 | ISBN 10: 1529103371

    “Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience by Paul Sng (Editor)
    Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience - by Paul Sng (Editor)

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447344117 | ISBN 10: 1447344111

    Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience reveals untold stories from people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy.   Featuring the work of accomplished documentary photographers, the book ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong
    The New Poverty - by Stephen Armstrong

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786634658 | ISBN 10: 1786634651

    We are living in an age of unprecedented poverty. But who are the new poor? And what hope do they have?  The New Poverty is the story of an unreported Britain, betrayed by politicians and left stranded by the retreat of the welfare state. Tod ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peak Inequality: Britain
    Peak Inequality: Britain's Ticking Time Bomb - by Danny Dorling

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447349075 | ISBN 10: 1447349075

    Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State by Chris Renwick
    Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State - by Chris Renwick

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141980355 | ISBN 10: 0141980354

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE LONGMAN-HISTORY TODAY PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018   A landmark book from a remarkable new historian, on a subject that has never been more important - or imperilled   Today, everybody seems to agree tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poverty: A Very Short Introduction by Philip N. Jefferson
    Poverty: A Very Short Introduction - by Philip N. Jefferson

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780198716471 | ISBN 10: 0198716478

    No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, millions of people worldwide live in poverty. According to the World Bank, over 700 million people lived on less than US $2 a day in 2013. Why is that? What has been done ab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths by Tracy Shildrick
    Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths - by Tracy Shildrick

    £23.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447323983 | ISBN 10: 144732398x

    Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down from generation to generation? Bringing together historical an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain by Darren McGarvey
    Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain - by Darren McGarvey

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781529006346 | ISBN 10: 1529006341

    Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018.  Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain... So he invite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life in the Debt Trap: Stories of Children and Families Struggling with Debt by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople
    Life in the Debt Trap: Stories of Children and Families Struggling with Debt - by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447341093 | ISBN 10: 1447341090

    What is life like for families who are stuck in problem debt? Why do they fall into a spiral of debt in the first place, and why is it so hard to escape?  The first hand stories in this book offer a unique understanding of life for families a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain by Robert Verkaik
    Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain - by Robert Verkaik

    £16.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786073839 | ISBN 10: 1786073838

    Imagine a world where leaders are able to pass power directly to their children. These children are plucked from their nurseries and sent to beautiful compounds far away from all the other children. They are provided with all the teachers they need, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Working Class: Poverty, Education and Alternative Voices by Ian Gilbert
    The Working Class: Poverty, Education and Alternative Voices - by Ian Gilbert

    £24.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781352786 | ISBN 10: 178135278x

    In The Working Class: Poverty, Education and Alternative Voices, Ian Gilbert unites educators from across the UK and further afield to call on all those working in schools to adopt a more enlightened and empathetic approach to supporting children in ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty by Stephen Crossley
    In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty - by Stephen Crossley

    £18.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780745336794 | ISBN 10: 0745336795

    This book critiques how impoverished communities are represented by politicians, the media, academics and policy makers - and how our understanding of these neighbourhoods is, often misleadingly, shaped by these stories.  The alleged behaviou ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin
    The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain - by Ron Ramdin

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786630650 | ISBN 10: 1786630656

    A classic history of the role of Black working-class struggles throughout the twentieth century.  In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City
    The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past - by Luc Sante

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571241293 | ISBN 10: 0571241298

    Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white façades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cut Out: Living Without Welfare by Jeremy Seabrook
    Cut Out: Living Without Welfare - by Jeremy Seabrook

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745336183 | ISBN 10: 0745336183

    Britain’s welfare state, one of the greatest achievements of our post-war reconstruction, was regarded as the cornerstone of modern society. Today, that cornerstone is wilfully being dismantled by a succession of governments, with horrifying conseq ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain by Kayleigh Garthwaite
    Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain - by Kayleigh Garthwaite

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447329114 | ISBN 10: 1447329112

    Welcome to Foodbank Britain, where emergency food provision is an increasingly visible and controversial feature of ongoing austerity. We know the statistics, but what does it feel like to be forced to turn to foodbanks for help? What does it take to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working Class Kids Still Get Working Class Jobs by James Bloodworth
    The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working Class Kids Still Get Working Class Jobs - by James Bloodworth

    £10.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785900532 | ISBN 10: 1785900536

    The best jobs in Britain today are overwhelmingly done by the children of the wealthy. Meanwhile, it is increasingly difficult for bright but poor kids to transcend their circumstances. This state of affairs should not only worry the less well-off. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change by Elaine Graham-Leigh
    A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change - by Elaine Graham-Leigh

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782797401 | ISBN 10: 1782797408

    How and why the working class are being blamed for climate change, and what we can do about it.   Received wisdom is increasingly that we all have to eat less to save the planet, but received wisdom is wrong. A Diet of Austerity argues that, j ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty by Joanna Mack and Stewart Lansley
    Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty - by Joanna Mack and Stewart Lansley

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780745442 | ISBN 10: 1780745443

    Over the last thirty years national income has doubled. So has poverty. Where did it all go wrong?  Poverty in Britain is at crisis levels. Food bank queues, poor housing and insecure jobs are on the rise, leaving increasing numbers of people ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath by Tom Clark with Anthony Heath
    Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath - by Tom Clark with Anthony Heath

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300212747 | ISBN 10: 0300212747

    2008 was a watershed year for global finance. The banking system was eventually pulled back from the brink, but the world was saddled with the worst slump since the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unemployed. While numerous books have addres ... more

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  • Cover image of book Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain by Lisa McKenzie
    Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain - by Lisa McKenzie

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447309956 | ISBN 10: 1447309952

    While the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for society's ills. This unique book redresses the balance.  Lisa Mckenzie lived on the St Anns estate in Nottingham for more than 20 years ... more

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  • Cover image of book Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
    Men We Reaped: A Memoir - by Jesmyn Ward

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781608197651 | ISBN 10: 1608197654

    "...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped."(Harriet Tubman) In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World by Linda Tirado
    Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World - by Linda Tirado

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349005485 | ISBN 10: 0349005486

    An urgent, uncompromising and heartfelt insider's account of what it is to be poor and working-class in the modern West.  Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a foo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    The Road to Wigan Pier - by George Orwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141395456 | ISBN 10: 0141395451

    A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson
    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor - by Ruth Richardson

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199681280 | ISBN 10: 0199681287

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.   Internationally, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Poverty by Charles Dickens
    On Poverty - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781843916208 | ISBN 10: 1843916207

    Dickens is famous for his moralising and the entreaties within his fiction to help the poor, and characters such as the Cratchit family, or little Joe in Bleak House have become iconic figures in our recollections of the nineteenth century's working ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London - by George Orwell

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141393032 | ISBN 10: 0141393033

    Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breathe in the Dark: A Childhood Lost by Jane Hersey
    Breathe in the Dark: A Childhood Lost - by Jane Hersey

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780881652 | ISBN 10: 1780881657

    Jane Herseys biography is told through the thoughts and voice of a traumatized, isolated child, enduring the stresses and strains of day-to-day life under difficult circumstances in 1960s Manchester. As a six year old child with sole care of a mothe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
    The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better - by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780241954294 | ISBN 10: 0241954290

    This new edition contains a new chapter, responding to the critics.  Large inequalities of income in a society have often been regarded as divisive and corrosive, and it is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty by Jody Raphael
    Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty - by Jody Raphael

    £25.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781555534387 | ISBN 10: 1555534384

    This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare. Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disinherited Society A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool in the 20th Century by Margaret Simey
    The Disinherited Society A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool in the 20th Century - by Margaret Simey

    £15.00   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780853238003 | ISBN 10: 0853238006

    The early years of the twentieth century saw the emergence in Liverpool of a unique vision of what it might mean to be a citizen in an urban democracy. This owed its inspiration to the coming together of the idealism of the academics at the young Uni ... more

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