Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang

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'Wonderful ... What Harriet Sergeant conveys subtly, yet with anger, is how the gangs behaviour makes crazy sense. It is a satire on the arrangements of the welfare state in which they are trapped.' Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph

'Harriet Sergeant is no frothy Lady Bountiful. She shares George Orwell s clarity and integrity and his readiness to mix with those he seeks to understand. Among The Hoods is a book written in anger, but born of patience and concern. It would be a terrible shame if it were dismissed as another reactionary rant. Those on the Left, Right and centre could all learn from it. In fact, if they refuse to learn from it, another generation of marginalised youngsters will surely be doomed.' --Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

'If you only read one book on gangs, let this be it. ' Shaun Bailey, Evening Standard

'Sergeant's transformation from conservative, icy observer to maternal support network offers a personal story which engages. This is a crisp and assured offering.' --Sunday Business Post

'A candid, and deeply affecting, report of one woman's encounter with a street gang. By the end of the book, and a story which has taken all of these boys further down their terrible path, Sergeant realises that, in the battle between the 'legit' world and the criminal one they live in to survive, she's 'on their side'. By the end, we are too. If you read it, it will make you cry. It will take a lot more than tears to salvage the lives of these children we betray, but someone caring would, at least, be a start.' --Christina Patterson, Independent

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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang by Harriet Sergeant tells the shocking true story of a teenage gang from South London, and how the state holds teenagers like them back.

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