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All The Houses I've Ever Lived In: Finding Home in a System that Fails Us

Author/EditorYates, Kieran (Author)
ISBN: 9781398509832
Pub Date27/04/2023
BindingHardback
Pages336
Dimensions (mm)216(h) * 135(w) * 25(d)
A memoir of searching for home amid Britain's housing crisis from an exciting new voice in non-fiction
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'I tore through the pages. A book I'll read over and over again' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS
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By the age of twenty-five journalist Kieran Yates had lived in twenty different houses across the country, from council estates in London to car showrooms in rural Wales. And in that time, between a series of evictions, mouldy flats and bizarre house-share interviews, the reality of Britain's housing crisis grew more and more difficult to ignore.

In prose that sparkles with humour and warmth, Yates charts the heartbreaks and joys of a life spent navigating the chaos of the housing system. She exposes the issues underpinning the crisis, from the state's neglect of social housing to the rental rat race, and the disproportionate toll these take on the most marginalised in society. Drawing on interviews with tenants across the country and the stories behind our interiors, she explores the unexpected ways we can fight back - finding beauty in the wreckage of a broken system, friendships in cramped housing conditions, and home even in the most fragile circumstances.

All the Houses I've Ever Lived In is at once a rallying cry for change and a love letter to home in all its forms.
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'A beautiful exposition of home and what it means. Stunning' BOLU BABALOLA

'Moving and urgent' LAURA BATES

'Wholly transportive' CLARA AMFO

'Intimate and fascinating' ANNIE MACMANUS

'A powerful, personal and intricate tour of our housing system ... exposing who it works for and who it doesn't' BELL RIBEIRO-ADDY MP

*PRE ORDER NOW*

'I tore through the pages. A book I'll read over and over again' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS
____________________________________________

By the age of twenty-five journalist Kieran Yates had lived in twenty different houses across the country, from council estates in London to car showrooms in rural Wales. And in that time, between a series of evictions, mouldy flats and bizarre house-share interviews, the reality of Britain's housing crisis grew more and more difficult to ignore.

In prose that sparkles with humour and warmth, Yates charts the heartbreaks and joys of a life spent navigating the chaos of the housing system. She exposes the issues underpinning the crisis, from the state's neglect of social housing to the rental rat race, and the disproportionate toll these take on the most marginalised in society. Drawing on interviews with tenants across the country and the stories behind our interiors, she explores the unexpected ways we can fight back - finding beauty in the wreckage of a broken system, friendships in cramped housing conditions, and home even in the most fragile circumstances.

All the Houses I've Ever Lived In is at once a rallying cry for change and a love letter to home in all its forms.
__________________________________________

'A beautiful exposition of home and what it means. Stunning' BOLU BABALOLA

'Moving and urgent' LAURA BATES

'Wholly transportive' CLARA AMFO

'Intimate and fascinating' ANNIE MACMANUS

'A powerful, personal and intricate tour of our housing system ... exposing who it works for and who it doesn't' BELL RIBEIRO-ADDY MP

Kieran Yates is a journalist, broadcaster and author who writes regularly on youth culture, housing, immigration and politics for publications including the Guardian, the Independent and VICE. She recently produced the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Estate Music", which explored the link between music, immigrant communities in the UK and social housing. All The Houses I've Ever Lived In is her first solo book.

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