The Likes Of Us

A Biography Of The White Working Class

Michael Collins

Published: 6 June 2005
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781862077782

About the author

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Michael Collins has worked as a journalist, scriptwriter and producer. He journalism has appeared in the Observer, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Literary Review, Independent and the New Statesman. His television credits include writing the Channel Four documentaries The Battersea Bardot (1994) and The National Alf (1994), as well as writing and presenting The British Working Class (2005) on Channel 4 and The Great Estate (2011) on BBC 2. His book The Like of Us won the 2005 Orwell Prize. In 2014, he wrote and presented the BBC 4 documentary Everyday Eden. More about the author


‘An intimate study of a class already being demonised... Focusing mainly on Southwark and its south London environs, Collins painstakingly but vividly gives us the case for the defence... [This] remains an indispensable slice of contemporary history.’ David Kynaston

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