Means-Test Man
The Life of an Unemployed Derbyshire Miner

By Walter Brierley
March 1983
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9780851247953
280 pages
$27.50 Paper original

Man describes a week in the life of an unemployed Derbyshire miner. Set in the 1930s and written by a miner out of his own bitter experience, it was one of the most powerful and original novels of that decade. It is tragic that Walter Brierley's portrayal should be highly topical in the 21st century as the number of jobless grows relentlessly.

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