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Estates: An Intimate History

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Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End. Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts the rise of social housing a century ago, its adoption as a fundamental right by leaders of the social welfare state in the mid-century and its decline - as both idea and reality - in the 1960s and '70s. Throughout, Hanley focuses on how shifting trends in urban planning and changing ...

Estates: An Intimate History 2017, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781783783823

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Estates: An Intimate History 2012, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847087027

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Estates: An Intimate History 2007, Granta Books (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781862079090

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