Clerks, shop assistants, secretaries, salespeople — we have lots to learn from the lower middle class characters of classic detective fiction.
Thanks to my guest, Dr Nicola Bishop. Her book, Lower-Middle-Class Nation: The White-Collar Worker in British Popular Culture is published by Bloomsbury Academic.
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Mentioned in this episode:
— The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
— The Suburbans by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
— “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot
— The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
— After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
— The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
— The Big Four by Agatha Christie
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