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A vibrant portrait of the UK today that asks, what do we do all day?
Detailed, quirky and faithful in its likeness, yet simmers with the artist's rage at the unfairness of it all ... an intelligent, surprising and elegantly written book.
Biggs has a lovely, calm, measured style, with just a hint of menace behind it - like a tour guide in a stately home who suddenly pulls out a baseball bat and just holds it there, smiling.
Biggs is both an acute listener and a fine writer, and the combination makes her book a consistent and informative joy.
It feels like a good time to publish a book about work ... Biggs's quick eye and ease with description make her a lovely observer ... the potent, finely drawn impression it leaves is of workers sweating away in their own separate worlds, some happily, some not, most of them accepting of their lot.
A bravura study of our working nation ... a subtle, observant, quiet, devastating book
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