From the window-dresser in his high-rise penthouse to the local drunk, from an Oxford-educated priest to a convicted shoplifter, from a single mother to a freemason and trade union activist, Tony Parker's interviews with the inhabitants of a South London housing estate are funny, sad and revealing.
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During a period of 5 years, Parker listened to the inhabitants of an apparently unremarkable housing estate in South London, and discovered a richness and diversity of life which would otherwise have gone unrecorded.Review:
In twenty years of reviewing this is the book that has lodged deepest in my mind. -- Craig Brown, The Spectator
It is just about impossible to overpraise this book. -- Anne Smith, The New Statesman
The greatest oral historian of our day. -- The Times
a string of fascinating soliloquies from people who would normally be regarded as too inarticulate to make their voices heard. -- Max Davidson, The Daily Telegraph
it is a triumph. -- Peter Wilmott, The Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Page colour - ?discoloured in accordance with book age. Bookseller Inventory # 1907466
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005533651