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Stealing Water

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Description for Stealing Water Paperback. 'STEALING WATER is a simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of poor-white family life in the twilight of apartheid' - Richard E. Grant Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; 3JJPL; 3JJPN; BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 220.

'A simultaneously hilarious and heart-breaking portrait of a poor white family life in the twilight of apartheid' Richard E. Grant

'Funny, never self-pitying and a pleasure to read' Guardian

'Both haunting and funny. [Ecott] writes with compassion and honesty to give us a truly memorable account of an extraordinary upbringing' Fergal Keane

Tim Ecott's family swapped Northern Ireland for apartheid Johannesburg in the 1970s. But just six months after arriving the family was bankrupt and evicted from their home, and most of their possessions had been confiscated by the bailiffs.

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Hodder & Stoughton
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, United Kingdom
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About Tim Ecott
Tim Ecott is a journalist and a writer. Initially specialising in Africa for the BBC World Service, he now writes for a wide range of publications including the Economist, the Guardian and Conde Nast Traveller.

Reviews for Stealing Water
Funny, never self-pitying and a pleasure to read
There are belly laughs enough, and some serious criminality to boot, but Ecott's outstanding talent as an author is for pathos. [It] moved me more than once to tears. As an author, Dickens is the comparison
Matthew Parris, The Times
Engrossing [. . .] it's a love ... Read more

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