All Day Long

A Portrait of Britain At Work

Joanna Biggs
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A vibrant portrait of the UK today that asks, what do we do all day?

Nearly all of us have to work, but how much do we really know about what other people do all day? What is it like to be a fishmonger, a sex worker or an Orthodox rabbi? Or a banker, a research scientist or a carer? How do our jobs affect our lives, beliefs and happiness? And what happens when we don't work?

Joanna Biggs has travelled the country to find the answers, talking to interns and bosses, professionals and entrepreneurs, thinkers and doers. She takes us from Westminster to the Outer Hebrides, from a hospital in Wales to the industrial Midlands, introducing us to different worlds of work and the people who inhabit them.

Rich with the voices of the wealthy and poor, native and immigrant, women and men of the UK in the twenty-first century, All Day Long shows us who we are through what we do.

Author bio:

Joanna Biggs is a writer and editor at the London Review of Books and has written for the Guardian, New Yorker and Sunday Times. She was born in London and educated at Oxford, the Sorbonne and London.

Category: Sociology
ISBN: 9781781251881
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: February 2016
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Sociology

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