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By Philip Callow,Ben Clarke

whilst Philip Callow’s Common People used to be first released in 1958, reviewer John Betjeman defined it as “a actual cry from a category often silent within the literary international” and hailed it as the most effective books of the 12 months. the tale of a tender working-class guy from the Midlands who goals of escaping to a thrilling existence in London yet is torn among his hope for an inventive occupation and his must be married and “know universal joys”, Callow’s novel used to be commonly praised for its originality and authenticity.

This first-ever reissue, that includes an advent through Ben Clarke, will let a brand new new release of readers to find a piece that merits a spot along its extra recognized contemporaries like John Braine’s Room on the Top and Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday evening and Sunday Morning.

“The such a lot brilliantly profitable account of English working-class existence i've got ever encountered in any medium.” – Penelope Mortimer, Sunday Times

“It is alive, the direct stuff of lifestyles, so direct it scarcely has the shape of fiction, so current it truly is painful, so honest it's detoxing, salutary and exhilarating.” – Isabel Quigly, Encounter

“Done fantastically, with effective economy.” – J. B. Priestley

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