James Bloodworth – Bridport Literary Festival
November 6, 2018
Cracking open Britain’s divisions – north/south, working class/middle class, leave/remain – journalist James Bloodworth spent six months living and working across Britain, taking on the country’s most gruelling jobs. He lived on the meagre proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encountered. From an Amazon warehouse to the taxicabs of Uber, Bloodworth narrates how the traditional working class has been decimated. It is a gripping examination of Brexit Britain, a divided nation that needs to find a way to understand the reality of how other people live and work.
The Bull Hotel, 34 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF