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Lowborn

(2019)
Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lowborn by Kerry Hudson.

What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today? A prize-winning novelist revisits her childhood and some of the country's most deprived towns.

'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 being 'lowborn' no matter how far you've come?'

Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma.

Twenty years later, Kerry's life is unrecognisable. She's a prize-winning novelist who has travelled the world. She has a secure home, a loving partner and access to art, music, film and books. But she often finds herself looking over her shoulder, caught somehow between two worlds.

Lowborn is Kerry's exploration of where she came from, revisiting the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed. She also journeys into the hardest regions of her own childhood, because sometimes in order to move forwards we first have to look back.



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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
Author(s): Kerry Hudson
ISBN: 1-78474-245-7 / 978-1-78474-245-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
Author(s): Kerry Hudson
ISBN: 1-78470-860-7 / 978-1-78470-860-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
Author(s): Kerry Hudson
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
Author(s): Kerry Hudson
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
Author(s): Kerry Hudson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU