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Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary ✓ 108 Read Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson W 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 BBs and council flats She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood traumaTwenty years later Kerry’s life is unrecognisable She’s a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world She has a secure home a loving partner and acce. 25 Nowadays novelist Kerry Hudson passes for middle class but she can t forget the sort of situations she came from a family history of mental illness a single mother who got falling down drunk foster care freuent moves between cheap BBs and homeless shelters across Scotland and England pawn shops and government handouts bullying and sexual assaults In 2018 she returned to all the places she d lived as a child to see if they were the same For the most part they were I stood in front of those houses feeling well nothing really Except maybe strong Except maybe genuinely finally over it I can t really argue with the rationale behind this work to expose the plight of the poor in Britain so I feel churlish even suggesting that there are problems with the book But I had a pretty lukewarm reaction overall Chapters alternate between her past in a particular town and its reality today While there are some vivid passages of memories in the former sections the travels in the latter sections are not particularly illuminating with the one exception of an affecting visit to a food bank in Coatbridge Hudson too often refers to this book in progress and details her decisions about contacting people and making travel arrangements For this book to have been published in the first half of 2019 she must have written it very uickly indeed much of it on the road and that shows in the writing which has grammar problems me and Mum did X etc not explained by a child s POV as they were in the fairly similar Maggie and Me by Damian Barr which has lively narration and scene setting and is undistinguished to the point of blandnessAlso time was necessary for Hudson to really think through who she is now in relation to her past self She too often lazily points up the contradiction by referring to her bougie orders in hipster caf s for instance While she s trying to make wider points about the country s situation she only talks politics or statistics on a couple of pages This strikes me as an instance of the finished book not living up to the proposal Some photos of the places and herself at different points in her life would have been something to include I d recommend Barr s memoir or especially Allan Jenkins s Plot 29 insteadSome lines I liked There was no culpability Only fragments to be picked up examined partly understood and pieced together to tell this story I was learning about impermanence that everything was expendable That you could wake up from one morning to the next and find your life had changed completely I was the very riskiest of combinations hopeful hurting vulnerable newly aware of my sexual power and very very lonely

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Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary ✓ 108 Read Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Ss 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. I was slightly disappointed with this book expected political commentary which there was only a small amount of passing reference to the effects of Brexit near the end hinted at what could have been Instead it was of a life story of the author and I feel that that s been done better in books like Educated and especially The Glass Castle which is one of my favouritesWould have liked to know about what happened to the author s mother and it could have benefited from some photos of the people and places then and nowFeel slightly guilty making any critical comment of a book where the author has bared their soul like this though

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Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary ✓ 108 Read Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today A prizewinning 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 gre. I don t feel I can put into words how brilliant and important a cliche I know but true this memoir is Kerry goes back to the places of her youth where she grew up in poverty and looks into her memories how they ve shaped her even in trauma and how those places are now and the people in a similar situation It s frank unflinching and thought provoking I want everyone to read it


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    Read Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Kerry Hudson Kerry Hudson ✓ 8 Summary I don’t feel I can put into words how brilliant and important a cliche I know but true this memoir is Kerry goes back to the places of her youth where she grew up in poverty and looks into her memories how they’ve shaped her even in trauma and how those places are now and the people in a similar situation It’s frank unflinching and thought provoking I want everyone to read it

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson This is such a beautiful book and I hope Kerry is going to get all of the recognition she deserves for opening herself up like this I've known for a while how sick I am of middle class stories and problems and I hope this book will shock the publishing industry into really grasping what it already sort of knows

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Kerry Hudson Kerry Hudson ✓ 8 Summary This is truly amazing I can’t believe that someone could write such an utterly miserable story a story of their own incredibly difficult life growing up in extreme poverty and neglect and create something that is so rich so engaging and so warm This is Hudson’s memoir of growing up with a single mother an erratic wider family a

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Kerry Hudson If you were to hear Kerry Hudson speak now you would hear her soft Scottish lilt She would be telling you about her prize winning books that have enabled her to travel all over the world She is in a strong relationship and has plenty

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson Kerry Hudson was asked to write her memoir  Lowborn Growing Up Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns by her publisher  She did so even though the idea scared her  When she received the book deal she wept 'because' she says 'I didn't know how to free myself from the tyranny of silence and the growing shame that came with that voicelessness because I was terrified of writing this book and a

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson I was slightly disappointed with this book expected political commentary which there was only a small amount of passing reference to

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    Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Kerry Hudson Kerry Hudson ✓ 8 Summary Read Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson I first heard Kerry talk at a Vintage Roadshow at Forum Books Corbridge before Christmas this didn’t put me off though ; and I was really fascinated by the concept of LowbornEarlier this year I went to another Vintage Roadshow and was pleased to be able to pick up an advance copy of thisIt didn’t disappoint It had me in tears angry upset sad but also laughing a lot due to the humour that came throughIt’s taken m

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson] AUTHOR Kerry Hudson I came across this book purely by chance whilst browsing Audible looking for something non fiction I hadn't heard of the author or the book before I love books about social history but generally those I read are from the 1930s or earlier so I d

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  • ebook
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  • Lowborn AUTHOR Kerry Hudson
  • Kerry Hudson
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9781473556423