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Dishing the Dirt by Nick Duerden

Dishing the Dirt

The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners

Nick Duerden

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Imprint: Canbury Press
Publisher: Canbury Press
Publication date: 17 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781912454464

Many Britons employ a cleaner. Once an upper class luxury, domestic help is now a middle class necessity. Yet, what do we really know of the incomers who toil behind closed doors? What is their story? And how do they see us?

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
6 Mar 2020

"My admiration for my own total star of a cleaner (namecheck: Jenny) was further magnified after reading this jaw-dropping investigation"

My admiration for my own total star of a cleaner (namecheck: Jenny) was further magnified after reading this jaw-dropping investigation. Most of those we hear from are immigrants who came in search of a better life but now clean out of necessity: for example Yuliya from Bulgaria who has built up her cleaning business from nothing; Amirah, the Indonesian women trafficked into domestic slavery; and “gay-friendly” cleaner Felipe from Colombia. “They hold the key to our real identities, to the people we really are, behind closed doors,” writes Duerden. Now 17th September 2020.

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