The Middle Class Handbook
What exactly does it mean to be middle class in Britain? That’s a question we posed back in 2010, and answered with a self-published book on the subject.
Building on the popularity of The Middle Class Handbook blog, our book of the same name was created as a light-hearted, illustrated guide to the behaviour and tastes of Britain’s new middle class – divided into conduct-appropriate tribes readers could relate to (or at the very least, see in others around them).
Part of the Jack Pack? One of the Loft Wingers? In the Liberal Actually clique? The Middle Class Handbook enables you to find out based on the little things, like your bag-for-life preference and hypochondria of choice.
The celebrated social commentator Peter York wrote a foreword praising its “fantastically-nuanced grasp of modern aspiration”, and the book attracted substantial media attention, including a two-week serialisation in The Sunday Times. It also won us a Waterstone’s independent publishers award, of which we are very proud.