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    DescriptionWritten by the children of Kids Company in partnership with Camila Batmanghelidjh, Mind The Child will bring voices to light from the hidden parts of the city, the parts not usually heard from in our media, the parts least served by investment, and by public transport. The stations of the Victoria Line are some of the few on the Underground to weave into the capital's most neglected areas - south and east London - but even they stop abruptly at the relatively central points of Brixton at one end, Walthamstow at the other. Here, the children bring us beyond these arbitrary cut-offs, into the vast stretches of the metropolis they call home. They want us to look at what we don't see.

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    Mind The Child
    The Victoria Line
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Camila Batmanghelidjh, By (author) Kids Company
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 129 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846146558
    ISBN 10: 1846146550

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, JFSP1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, SOC026030
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC23: 824.9208
    Thema V1.0: JBSP1, DNL
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Particular Books
    Publication date
    14 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Camila Batmanghelidjh founded Kids Company in 1996. In 2009 The Women in Public Life Awards named her businesswoman of the year. Kids Company's services reach over 36,000 children and young people every year and they provide intensive support for over 18,000. These include the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive. The children are assisted through a recovery programme which is assessed, designed and delivered according to the individual service user which helps them achieve their full potential. Their supporters include Prince Charles, Richard Branson, Stephen Fry and Helen Mirren.
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    `A powerful, heartbreaking read`. (The Times). `A moving exposition of why the work Kids Company does is necessary, complete with first-person testimony from those the charity has helped`. (Evening Standard). `[Mind the Child is] impossible to read without being moved to tears ...Every Londoner should read this book for a glimpse into a side of the capital too many of us turn a blind eye towards ...'`. (Londonist). `Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city. (Evening Standard). `Exquisitely diverse`. (The Times). `Eclectic and broad-minded ...beautifully designed`. (Tom Cox, Observer). `A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books`. (A Common Reader blog). `The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ...A multidimensional literary jigsaw`. (Londonist). `A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ...each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit`. (Fabric Magazine). `A collection of beautiful books`. (Grazia).