Skint Estate

Skint Estate

Notes from the Poverty Line

Summary

‘Brilliant, horrifying and really f***ing funny’ KATHY BURKE

‘Give[s] powerful voice to the often silent story that explains so much of Britain’s current fracturing’ OBSERVER

I’m a scrounger, a liar, a hypocrite, a stain on society with no basic morals – or so they say. After all, what else do you call a working-class single mum in temporary accommodation?

Skint Estate is the darkly funny debut memoir from Cash Carraway, a scream against austerity that rises full of rage in a landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows.
A voice that must be heard.

‘Cash’s brutal honesty will leave you wanting to make a change, stand up and be heard. A must-read’ VICKY McCLURE

‘Extraordinary ... Bursts with energy, wit and anger’ KEN LOACH

‘The new voice of a generation’ THE TIMES

‘Astonishingly brilliant … Raw, gut-wrenching and immensely moving’ RUTH JONES

‘A fascinating, shocking look at poverty and motherhood’ BILLIE PIPER

‘A howl of rage ... I loved it’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘The definition of edgy’ LIONEL SHRIVER

Reviews

  • Explosive, funny and insightful ... You have to read it
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About the author

Cash Carraway

Cash Carraway is an award-winning playwright, author and screenwriter from London.

In 2018 she was nominated for a British Journalism Award and won ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 2019 Drum Online Media Awards. Skint Estate is her first book.
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