Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival

Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival

Cash Carraway is a single mum living in temporary accommodation. She?s been moved around the system since she left home at sixteen. She?s also been called a stain on society. And she?s caught in a poverty trap. Skint Estate is the hard-hitting debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence ? set against a grim landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and Cash Carraway is a single mum living in temporary accommodation. She?s been moved around the system since s...

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Title:Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival
Author:Cash Carraway
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival Reviews

  • K
    Jul 12, 2019
    Amazing! ...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Aug 23, 2019
    The author shares with us her life in poverty loneliness abuse in Britain.A raw heartbreaking read of her life hardships survival an impact u forgettable book, ...
  • Ruby
    Jul 20, 2019
    Ouch. This is a powerful book. Quite a harrowing read, but Cash Carraway?s voice is so necessary, as are the voices of all oppressed people. Lots to confront and make sense of in this book. Thank you Cash. It?s not poverty porn to me. Solidarity to you. ...
  • sue
    May 25, 2019
    This memoir is available from 11th July 2019 Some people may think that living in Britain has a safety net for ones that find themselves at a disadvantage to others. People who are able bodied or well enough to work. Those that work but get top ups from Universal credit. If...
  • Hannah | The Redhead Reader
    Aug 17, 2019
    Such a harrowing, emotional and powerful book. Brought to light so many unknowns about poverty in Britain today and the real life effects of politics. A must read. ...
  • Rifka
    Sep 02, 2019
    No romanticized poverty, but unapologetic truths. Aan amazing read!!! ...
  • Laura
    Jul 14, 2019
    A brutally honest, heart wrenching and eye opening memoir of the life of a working class single mother in austerity Britain. Everyone needs to read this - especially the Tories. ...
  • Lisa Boyle
    Aug 12, 2019
    Fantastic I loved reading this book, her way with words was just so good. I couldn't put it down. 2 weeks later I am still thinking about it. Everyone should read this book. ...
  • ✨ Jasmin ✨
    Jul 30, 2019
    5 stars (I listened to the audiobook read by Cash Carraway herself, which was a very emotional - and read along on my kindle) Incredible. Every single page of this book felt as raw and as painful as a paper cut that went to the bone. Cash bared her entire soul within the pages o...
  • Noelia Alonso
    Jun 18, 2019
    ACTUAL RATING: 4.5 STARS(9/10) This was really really difficult to read but oh so important. Full review to come ...
  • Runningrara
    Aug 21, 2019
    A sweary, politically aggressive, confrontation on poverty and probably justifiably so. ...
  • Elle
    Jun 19, 2019
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  • Ellie (bookmadbarlow)
    Jul 15, 2019
    This was a very readable memoir about the authors life. She delves into the reasons behind her poverty and explains very matter of factly what she has had to deal with from a young age. The language is harsh in places, but this helps to make full impact. This will make you question if ...
  • S D
    Sep 12, 2019
    Harowing and informative account. Well written. ...
  • Sophie
    Jul 27, 2019
    Everyone needs to read this, now. ...
  • Mr Brendan Timlin
    Jul 18, 2019
    This story is difficult to absorb, but I could not put it down. It deals with subjects most would be afraid to touch, the reality of life most are afraid to admit exists. ...
  • Dee Berridge
    Aug 10, 2019
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  • Karen Hackett
    Aug 06, 2019
    Superbly honest but also very sad I loved every single page of this book. It was so raw in honesty. I wanted at times to be able to say here come here let me help you and your daughter. My only hope now is that she is in a good place nearer to home because after the dreadful life sh...
  • Susan Masters
    Jul 21, 2019
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  • PAUL WHALLETT Deborah Whallett
    Jul 20, 2019
    A harrowing tale of survival for a 21st century single mum A gripping read of single mum's fight for survival in a UK society which is sorely lacking in compassion and understanding. ...
  • Patsy O'Neill
    May 24, 2019
    An incredibly important and eye-opening book, intensely passionate, gutsy and very emotional. Loved it. ...
  • Chloe Tomlinson
    Jul 08, 2019
    Cash should be so so proud of herself for getting through all the hardship that?s been thrown at her and raising a beautiful little daughter and then writing this moving, raw, honest book. It?s depressing but incredibly refreshing and inspirational to see someone with such an intac...
  • Sian
    Jul 12, 2019
    Cash's book is visceral and eye opening. ...
  • Sine MacDonald
    Sep 06, 2019
    OMG I loved this book....gritty, blunt, harsh & oh so truthful....hats off Cash Carraway!! ...
  • Laura
    Jul 31, 2019
    This book is just something else. It is a book that should be read by everyone. Most importantly by the people who wouldn?t read it. It can not be described as enjoyable. It is a difficult subject matter that is told with gritty truth, anger and a splash of the narrator?s dry humou...
  • Ameerah☆
    Aug 19, 2019
    Great insight into the reality of poverty Britian. Very difficult read but my goodness is it eye opening and incredibly important. ...
  • Erin
    Jul 31, 2019
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  • Emma
    Jul 09, 2019
    My favourite book I?ve read this year - it needs to be read by everyone but in particular Conservative voters. ...
  • Jodie Vivienna
    Jul 11, 2019
    Absolutely fascinating. I Love this book so much. Mind blowing! Will read over again and again. ...
  • Emily-Eden Smith
    Jul 16, 2019
    Exposed and exposing. A eye watering and gut wrenching read about the reality of poverty for women and Mums in Britain. Shamefully and shamelessly reveals the demonisation and sidelining of working class single mums, and brutally details the impacts. A story that needed to be t...