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24 June 2023

9:00 AM

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9:00 AM

All the Houses I’ve Ever Lived In: Finding Home in a System That Fails Us Kieran Yates

Simon & Schuster, pp.304, 14.99

By the time she was 25, the journalist and broadcaster Kieran Yates had lived in almost as many houses. Having rented for more than a decade, I feel her pain. I’ve lived in flats that made me physically unwell (mould has a lot to answer for) and survived housemates whose approach to kitchen hygiene made every day a salmonella minefield.

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