I wrote this article about attitudes to the homeless in the week that a commuter at a London train station was barred from buying food for a homeless man. It really did make me despair. It was lovely to be asked to write it for the the Guardian (July, 2017) while I was getting the material ready Four Feet Under. My time – sitting on pavements and in cafes with all the amazing people I met also gave me insights and first hand experience (sometimes pretty horrible) of the prejudice and bigotry that the homeless endure.
I wrote this piece about some of my feelings in relation to homelessness after having written FOUR FEET UNDER. I grew up surrounded by books and so many of them had the little penguin sitting there, on the spine, so when Penguin asked me to do this for their 2018 catalogue I was seriously chuffed – I suddenly felt like was seven years old again!