The People of Providence: Housing Estate and Some of Its Inhabitants

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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.

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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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