Kerry Hudson's memoir of a difficult childhood. A reminder of her former years comes up unexpectedly, and brings back vivid memories of specific childhood events.
What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today? Kerry Hudson explores her own childhood, growing up in grinding poverty, and some of Britain's most deprived towns.
Kerry is an award winning novelist, with a love of travel, art, music and culture. Yet her life was not always like this, as she spent most of her childhood living through poverty with a single mother who was always on the move. Living in any flat or B&B they could afford, Kerry attended countless schools before she was able to leave that life behind her, twenty years ago.
Lowborn is Kerry's journey to revisit where she spent her childhood, in the spirit of looking back to see how far you have come. She also visits deprived areas of the country to see if anything has really changed.
In Episode 2, an unexpected request brings back further and more vivid memories of childhood.
Written and read by Kerry Hudson
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4