Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else

Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else

by James Meek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784782061
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Edition description: New
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James Meek is a Contributing Editor of the London Review of Books. He is the author of six novels published in the UK, US, France and Germany, including The People’s Act of Love, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Ondaatje Prize and Scottish Arts Council Award. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent won the 2008 Le Prince Maurice Prize and The Heart Broke In was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Prize. In 2004 he was named the Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the British Press Awards and he contributes regularly to the Guardian, New York Times and International Herald Tribune.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 In The Sorting Privatised mail 25

2 Signal Failure: Privatised railways 55

3 Not a Drop to Drink: Privatised water 83

4 Taking Power: Privatised electricity 119

5 Multiple Fractures: Privatised health 155

6 No Vacancies: Privatised homes 189

Acknowledgements 227

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