Â ‘I tore through the pages. A book I’ll read over and over again’Â CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, author of Queenie
We’ve all had our share of dodgy landlords, mould and awkward house shares. But journalist Kieran Yates has had more than most: by the age of twenty-five she’d lived in twenty different houses across the country, from council estates in London to car showrooms in rural Wales.
In prose that sparkles with humour and warmth, Yates charts the heartbreaks and joys of a life spent navigating the chaos of the housing system.Â Drawing on interviews with marginalised tenants across the country and the stories behind our interiors, she explores the unexpected ways we can fight back – finding beauty in the wreckage of a broken system, friendships in cramped housing conditions, and home even in the most fragile circumstances.
All the Houses I’ve Ever Lived In is at once a rallying cry for change, a gorgeous coming-of-age story and a love letter to home in all its forms.
‘Illuminating, thoughtfully written, damning’ OBSERVER
‘I read this in two sittings . . . so incisive it’s hard to put down’Â PANDORA SYKES
‘A beautiful exposition of home and what it means. Stunning’Â BOLU BABALOLA, author of Honey & Spice
‘So relatable . . . injectsÂ a glorious dose of love and joy and hope’Â BIG ISSUEÂ
‘Yates manages the unthinkable: she makes the housing crisis funny’Â i