Labours of Love

Madeleine, Bunting

£9.99

Over five years, the author travelled the country, speaking to charity workers, doctors, social workers, in-home carers, nurses, palliative care teams and parents, to explore the value of care, the hidden glue that binds us together. She finds remarkable stories, in GP surgeries, in work undertaken by parents for their disabled children and in end-of-life teams, that conjure a different way of imagining our society and the connections between us. Blending these testimonies with a history and language of care, and with her own experiences of caring for the young and old in her family, ‘Labours of Love’ paints a portrait of our nation today – and of how it might be.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITINGLong before the pandemic, care work has been underpaid and its values disregarded. In this remarkable and compassionate book, Madeleine Bunting speaks to those on the front line of the care crisis, struggling to hold together a crumbling infrastructure. A combination of extraordinary first-hand accounts of caring with a history of care and its language, Labours of Love is an impassioned call for change at a time when we need it most.

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Weight 237 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.1 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K