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Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners

£9.99

‘Succeeds brilliantly in dismantling casual assumptions about the drudgery of cleaning – and about the kinds of people who do it for a living.’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘A jaw-dropping investigation’ – THE BOOKSELLER

‘A great book, well researched, funny and poignant. I loved it.’ – KIT DE WAAL

Dishing the Dirt tells the story of house cleaners for the first time. Journalist Nick Duerden spoke to joyful cleaners, slave labourers, women who dust nude for men, gay cleaners, and butlers running the homes of millionaires. What were their stories? And how do they see their clients?

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‘Succeeds brilliantly in dismantling casual assumptions about the drudgery of cleaning – and about the kinds of people who do it for a living.’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘A jaw-dropping investigation’ – THE BOOKSELLER

‘A great book, well researched, funny and poignant. I loved it.’ – KIT DE WAAL

Dishing the Dirt tells the stories of Britain’s house cleaners for the very first time.

Drawing on extensive interviews, Nick Duerden hears from immigrants who clean suburban family homes to butlers who manage the homes of the super wealthy, from joyful cleaners and entrepreneurs to escaped victims of human trafficking, from women who dust nude and male cleaners who fear wandering hands.

Discover what they really think of their clients and have all of your assumptions about cleaners turned upside down.

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

648.509421 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K