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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 25 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 Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor)
    Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen - by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781908906403 | ISBN 10: 1908906405

    Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Selina Todd
    Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784740825 | ISBN 10: 1784740829

    The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... 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 In Defense of the US Working Class by Mary-Alice Waters
    In Defense of the US Working Class - by Mary-Alice Waters

    £6.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781604881073 | ISBN 10: 1604881070

    "Without understanding the devastation of the lives of working-class families in regions like West Virginia, and the vast increase in class inequality since the 2008 crisis, you can’t understand what’s happening in the United States."   A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly
    Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - by Billy Connolly

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785943744 | ISBN 10: 178594374x

    All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more

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  • Cover image of book Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers by Kit de Waal (Editor)
    Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers - by Kit de Waal (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527458 | ISBN 10: 1783527455

    Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.  Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the dep ... more

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  • Cover image of book "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester by Michael Herbert
    "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester - by Michael Herbert

    £5.95   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780993224720 | ISBN 10: 0993224725

    This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945.  It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Together Now? One Man
    All Together Now? One Man's Walk in Search of His Father and a Lost England - by Mike Carter

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783351565 | ISBN 10: 178335156x

    When Mike Carter's father died, he decided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad had organised 35 years before. Mike had a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would ... more

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  • Cover image of book Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class by Nathan Connolly (Editor)
    Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class - by Nathan Connolly (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911585374 | ISBN 10: 1911585371

    "In July 2016, a little over a month after the Brexit vote, Nikesh Shukla, the man behind The Good Immigrant, tweeted:   Someone should do a Good Immigrant-style state of the nation book of essays by writers from working class backgrounds.  Ou ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Working Class: How to win hearts, minds and votes by Claire Ainsley
    The New Working Class: How to win hearts, minds and votes - by Claire Ainsley

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447344186 | ISBN 10: 1447344189

    Recent events such as the Brexit vote and the 2017 general election result highlight the erosion of traditional class identities and the decoupling of class from political identity. The majority of people in the UK still identify as working class, ye ... 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 Rise of the Right: English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell
    The Rise of the Right: English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics - by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781447328483 | ISBN 10: 1447328485

    The shock Brexit result highlighted a worrying trend: underemployed white men and women who have seen their standard of living fall, their communities disintegrate and their sense of value, function and inclusion diminish, desperately want a mainstre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones
    Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class - by Owen Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784783778 | ISBN 10: 1784783773

    A compelling investigation into the myth and reality of working-class life in contemporary Britain. In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Worktown: The Astonishing Story of the Project That Launched Mass Observation by David Hall
    Worktown: The Astonishing Story of the Project That Launched Mass Observation - by David Hall

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780227801 | ISBN 10: 1780227809

    The astonishing story of the project that launched Mass Observation. �In the late 1930s the Lancashire town of Bolton witnessed a ground-breaking social experiment. Over three years, a team of ninety observers recorded, in painstaking detail, the e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gardens of the British Working Class by Margaret Willes
    The Gardens of the British Working Class - by Margaret Willes

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300212358 | ISBN 10: 0300212356

    This magnificently illustrated peoples history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own.   Spanning more than four centuries, from t ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life
    My Life's Battles - by Will Thorne

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910448090 | ISBN 10: 1910448095

    My Lifes Battles is one of the first true working-class autobiographies, the story of Will Thorne, who helped to make a better world for ordinary people. Thornes life story is a journey from tenements and factories to the corridors of power and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family by Richard Benson
    The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family - by Richard Benson

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408831632 | ISBN 10: 1408831635

    The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 by Selina Todd
    The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 - by Selina Todd

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848548824 | ISBN 10: 1848548826

    The twentieth century experienced by over 75% of Britons had little to do with the one we've been taught. The People tells OUR story for the first time. The Sunday Times bestseller. 'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or backgro ... 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 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 Life As We Have Known It: The Voices of Working-Class Women by Margaret Llewelyn Davies
    Life As We Have Known It: The Voices of Working-Class Women - by Margaret Llewelyn Davies

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088010 | ISBN 10: 1844088014

    'I was born in Bethnal Green ...a tiny scrap of humanity. I was my mother's seventh, and seven more were born after me ...When I was ten years old I began to earn my own living.' Told in the distinctive and memorable voices of working cl ... more

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  • Cover image of book No One But a Woman Knows: Stories of Motherhood Before the War by Margaret Llewelyn Davies
    No One But a Woman Knows: Stories of Motherhood Before the War - by Margaret Llewelyn Davies

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088027 | ISBN 10: 1844088022

    Reissued with a stunning new jacket design, the Virago classic about motherhood for working class women at the turn of the last century   'I was married at twenty and a mother of three by twenty-three . . . When I look back at the first three ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2nd edition) by Jonathan Rose
    The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2nd edition) - by Jonathan Rose

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780300153651 | ISBN 10: 0300153651

    Now in its second edition, this landmark book provides an intellectual history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century.  Drawing on workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, Jon ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David R Roediger
    The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class - by David R Roediger

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844671458 | ISBN 10: 1844671453

    Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis, and the new working-class history pioneered by E.P. Thompson and Herbert Gutman, David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the Unit ... more

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