The Nanny State Made Me – A Story of Britain and How to Save it – Stuart Maconie in conversation with Paulette Edwards

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Thu, 22 October 7:30pm

Writer, broadcaster and journalist Stuart Maconie delivers a compelling case for Britain’s welfare state through a characteristic blend of memoir, history and musings.  A timely and provocative look at hospital care, working conditions, student grants, free eye tests and affordable housing, arguing for a future founded on something more than profit and loss and championing a fairer and more equitable society.

“He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell” – The Observer

Paulette Edwards is a presenter on BBC Radio Sheffield

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s with free postage.   Please e-mail sheffield@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0114 278 7211 or visit the shop at Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA

A selection of unsigned books, some discounted, can be ordered here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/collection/OffTheShelf2020_FestivalOfWords/-186695
Books featured during the festival can also be ordered through the website blackwells.co.uk

Booking Information: Please note that venue tickets go off sale 24 hours before start time. Online tickets go off sale 1 hour before start time

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