The book explores the breakdown of the stable family structure that presents serious consequences for low-income families, particularly for the children, many of whom underperform in school, thereby reducing future employment prospects and perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of economic disadvantage.
Frank Derrick is eighty-one. And he’s just been run over by a milk float. It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he’s broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense before Ben died) in the typically British town of Fullwind-on-Sea. The Villages ...more