I am a Lecturer in History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College. I research and write on many aspects of modern history and contemporary society, including class and inequality, women’s lives and feminism, and social mobility.
My next book - The People. The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 will be published on 10 April 2014 by John Murray. Based on dozens of personal testimonies, this book charts the history of working-class people – more than 75 percent of Britons – over the turbulent 20th century.
‘Wonderfully readable social history…and – you could argue, with all the current Downton nonsense – necessary’. The Bookseller (an editor’s choice for 2014)
My book sprang from my desire to rewrite the history of a century often narrated in the words, and seen through the eyes, of the upper and middle classes. This book is about the experience of ordinary people – and tells how they made history, as well as responding to the actions of those more powerful than themselves.
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Photographs of the author are by Paul Cliff and are not to be reproduced without his permission.
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